Django Unchained

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Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino
USA, 2012
165min, OmdU

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Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino
USA, 2012
, 165min, OmdU

Cast: 
Jamie Foxx
Django
Christoph Waltz
Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio
Calvin Candie
Kerry Washington
Broomhilda von Shaft
Samuel L. Jackson
Stephen
Franco Nero
Amerigo Vessepi
Screenplay: 
Quentin Tarantino
Camera: 
Robert Richardson
Editor: 
Fred Raskin
Decoration: 
J. Michael Riva
Costume: 
Sharen Davis

Production: 
The Weinstein Company
Columbia Pictures
World Sales: 
Park Circus
Distribution in Austria: 
Sony Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Like INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, DJANGO UNCHAINED is crazily entertaining, brazenly irresponsible and also ethically serious in a way that is entirely consistent with its playfulness. Christoph Waltz, who played the charming, sadistic SS officer Hans Landa in BASTERDS, here plays Dr. King Schultz, a charming, sadistic German bounty hunter (masquerading as an itinerant dentist) whose distaste for slavery makes him the hero’s ally and mentor.
That hero, first glimpsed in shackles and rags on a cold Texas night in 1858, is Django (Jamie Foxx), who becomes Schultz’s sidekick and business partner. Schultz is an amoral gun for hire, tracking down fugitives and habitually choosing the first option offered in the formulation “Wanted: Dead or Alive.” (A.O. Scott)