FEATURES: Taika Waititi returns with a dark satire film about World War II
July 25, 2019 Victoria Luz
Breaking barriers, visionary director Taika Waititi brings forth Jojo Rabbit, an anti-hate satirical film set during World War II.
Before he proceeds with Marvel’s Phase 4 films, Taika Waititi serves us a dark comedy drama film about World War II. It’s quite a risk, trying to pull off a great satire, especially about Nazi Germany. But the trailer looks promising as it is.
Taika Waititi is regarded highly not because of being involved with Marvel movies. But because of producing off-kilter and unconventional narratives about underdogs and outcasts. And that also applies with Jojo Rabbit. Waititi adapted the screenplay of Jojo Rabbit from an international best-seller novel. Caging Skies by Christine Leunens tell the story of a member of the Hitler Youth who finds himself confronting all his life values.
“People used to say a lot of nasty things about me: ‘Oh, this guy’s a lunatic. Oh, look at that psycho, he’s gonna get us all killed.’”
Set in Nazi Germany, it follows the story of Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler who embraces Nazi idealogy during the second world war. However, he finds himself confronting his blind nationalist after discovering his single mother hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Not only that, he’s aided by his idiotic imaginary friend in the form of Adolf Hitler.
The trailer doesn’t give away much of the movie. Since it’s only showing a few introductory and interesting snippets of the overall film. But it shows Jojo being bullied at a summer camp for Hitler Youth. He gets called a “scared rabbit”. Hence, Jojo Rabbit.
Roman Griffin Davis will play the role of Jojo. While Scarlett Johansson will play Rosie Betzler, Jojo’s single mom. And of course, Taika Waititi will be the paunchy Adolf Hitler. There will be appearances from Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie and Sam Rockwell too.
Jojo Rabbit will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. On the other hand, it will premieres to the general public on October 18.
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