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Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi’s daring satire about a German boy who discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his home, and consults with his imaginary best friend, Adolf Hitler.

Winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Nominated for 6 Oscars, including best film.
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Jojo Betzler is a precocious kid in World War II Germany with an egregious blind spot. Socially awkward, but a proud member of the Hitler Youth, Jojo passes much of his time with his imaginary friend Adolf, a cuddly, energetic, pep-talking version of the Führer. Having completely bought into Nazi hate, Jojo is incensed when he discovers that his mother has been working for the resistance, helping to keep safe the Jewish people he’s been taught to hate. With Germany on the brink of collapse, he is faced with the choice of clinging to his hateful beliefs or embracing his humanity.

Jojo Rabbit walks a precarious high wire, savaging the antisemitism of the Nazi era while identifying pointed parallels to today’s fascist groupthink.

Taika Waititi (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) brings his half-Maori, half-Jewish, fully skewed sensibilities to his most daring film yet. A dazzling takedown of fascist thinking and the violence it fuels, JOJO RABBIT begins in biting satire but delivers surprising emotional impact.

Taika Waititi, USA, Germany, 2019, 108 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson.
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