Thursday, February 12, 2009


Quentin Tarantino's latest effort Inglourious Basterds has been given an August 21st release date. Here is the synopsis, via Ropes of Silicon...

"The film begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own…"

"Basterds" features a huge cast, including Brad Pitt, Mike Meyers, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Cloris Leachman, Samuel L. Jackson, Rod Taylor and Maggie Cheung.