Hans In The House
Spoiler Alert! This feature contains some plot info.
This is our first proper look at Christoph Waltz in character as Colonel Hans Landa.
Landa is the main villain of the film, and he’s seen here most likely in the opening scene - a brutal raid on a farmhouse believed to be hiding a Jewish family.
Point & Shoot
A charming yet ruthless SS officer, Landa is nicknamed 'The Jew Hunter' among his fellow evil Nazis. He has a weakness for poetry and smokes a pipe in a sinister fashion.
Originally, Quentin Tarantino thought Leonardo DiCaprio might be right for the role, but instead went with the unknown - and so more mysterious - Waltz.
Definitely Not Uma Thurman
Here's Melanie Laurent as the movie’s heroine, French-Jewish Shosanna Dreyfus.
She survives Hans Landa’s slaughter of her family and flees to Paris, forging a new identity as a cinema owner and vowing revenge against Landa.
Daniel Brühl as Frederick Zoller, a German officer and war hero.
Zoller is the star of the Eli Roth-directed movie-within-a-movie ‘Stolz der Nation’ ('Nation's Pride') - a homage to Leni Riefensthal's wartime Nazi propaganda films.
Til Schweiger as Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz.
Stiglitz is an odd fella – a quiet and sinister German psychopath (and possible former Nazi himself) recruited by Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) to slaughter Nazis.
His name is a typically Tarantinoesque nod to '70s B-movie mexploitation actor Hugo Stiglitz.
Michael Fassbender as Lt. Archie Hicox, from the scene where he meets Winston Churchill, played by Rod Taylor (blurry in the background)
Hicox, described in the script as "a young George Sanders type - snappy and handsome" was originally going to be played by Simon Pegg, but scheduling issues forced him to drop out.
Two posters for the movies starring Bridget von Hammersmark (played by German-born Diane Kruger) - a popular actress among the Nazis who is also spying for the allies.
Tarantino was nervous about casting Kruger because, according to her, "he didn't believe I was German, so I learned 30 pages of the script in both German and English and I knew he wouldn't be able to hire anyone else."
A Night At The Theatre
This is Le Gammar, the cinema where the plot begins to tie together in the movie's final act.
It’s where Laurent’s Shosanna Dreyfus has sealed both a new identity and a revenge plan and where the Basterds are also heading on a mission.
The two plots are discovered and Dreyfus and the Basterds are all caught by the Nazis and shot.
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