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Jojo Rabbit
Original title:
Jojo Rabbit
Slovenian title:
Zajec Jojo
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS
Country, year:
New Zealand, Czech Rep., USA, 2019
Length:
108
Directed by:
Taika Waititi
Screenplay:
Taika Waititi
Cinematography:
Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Music:
Michael Giacchino
Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
English
Voting code:
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Cast:
Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Betzler), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Elsa), Scarlett Johansson (Rosie Betzler), Taika Waititi (Adolf Hitler), Sam Rockwell (stotnikKlenzendorf), Rebel Wilson (gospodična Rahm), Stephen Merchant (stotnik Deertz), Alfie Allen (Finkel), Archie Yates (Yorkie)
Awards:
Toronto 2019 (Grolsch People's Choice Award)

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Description:
An off-the-wall satire on a young boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, Jojo Rabbit invites reflection about what we ground our prejudices on and how to overcome them.
Germany during the final year of World War II. 10-year-old Jojo Betzler heads off to a Hitler Youth camp. Despite his bright-eyed determination to be a good little Nazi, Jojo has his fair share of troubles: a dead sister, a father at war, and a weak stomach for unconscionable acts of cruelty. Providing counsel is Jojo's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, a cuddly, energetic, pep-talking version of the Führer. Kicked out of training camp after a pipe-bomb accident, Jojo winds up spending more time at home and discovers to his horror that his mother has been harbouring a Jewish teenager named Elsa. Aghast, but knowing that exposing Elsa would put his mother in danger, Jojo and Elsa get to talking, forcing Jojo to rethink the enemy he's been taught to hate.


"Jojo Rabbit walks a precarious high wire, savaging the antisemitism of the Nazi era while identifying pointed parallels to today's fascist groupthink. Waititi, who has long had a gift for infusing even his wildest comedies with real heart, guides this film from taboo-breaking scenes reminiscent of Monty Python or Mel Brooks into far more emotional territory, as Jojo confronts the damage he's done." (Cameron Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival)