Tarantino’’s Inglorious Bastards to be a gory Nazi bashing orgy

August 15th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Aug 15 (ANI): Quentin Tarantino, the master of screen violence, may outrage Germans with his upcoming film, provisionally entitled Inglorious Bastards, in which Americans gruesomely slaughter Nazi soldiers.

The film is said to be blood-curdling even by Tarantino’’s standards and includes one scene where a Nazi has his head bashed in with a baseball bat.

Production is scheduled to begin on October 13 in Berlin and the controversial director is already in the German capital making his final casting decisions.

The star role is to be played by Brad Pitt. His character, Lieutenant Aldo Raine, leads a group of American-Jewish soldiers who are dropped into Nazi-occupied Europe to wreak revenge on the Germans and destroy their morale.

According to a leaked version of the script, the officer says: Every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps . . . and yall will git me one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis, or die trying.

Other scenes are said to include the carving of swastikas in foreheads, the shooting of a German officer’’s testicles, and a slow strangling scene.

There are fears that the movie will turn the Second World War into a comic book adventure in which their countrymen have no redeeming value.

For many, that will represent a regression to the days of the crudest anti-German war propaganda.

This is pop culture encountering Nazi Germany and the Holocaust with unprecedented force. The effects of this collision are utterly unpredictable, Times Online quoted Tobias Kniebe, film critic of the Suddeutsche Zeitung, as saying.

As for Tarantino he appears to be loving all the attention but denied he was treating the Second World War with contempt.

“I don”t want it to feel like a period film. This is a modern, in-your-face movie,” Tarantino said. (ANI)

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