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Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Anthony LaPaglia, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Bruce Dern, Franco Nero

USA | 2012 | 35 mm | 175 min | Historic Drama |  Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Oscar winner actor Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Oscar winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. The story of the film came to Tarantino while he was working on a book chapter about film director Sergio Corbucci, director of the 1966 film Django that inspired the film's title. Franco Nero, the star of Django, makes a cameo appearance in Tarantino's film.

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino
Cinematography by Robert Richardson
Edited by Fred Raskin
Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Riz Ortolani, Jerry Goldsmith, John Legend, Jim Croce, Rick Ross, James Brown and 2Pac

“From start to finish Django Unchained is a fantastic crowd pleaser. Smartly humorous, great action and dialogue. Definite awards contender! — Jeff Goldsmith, The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

“When slave narratives are done on film, they tend to be historical with a capital H, with an arms-length quality to them. I wanted to break that history-under-glass aspect, I wanted to throw a rock through that glass and shatter it for all times, and take you into it." – Quentin Tarantino, Q&A with BAFTA audience

“This movie is really going land heavy. It's the first Western that acknowledges slavery. For our education on what it is, it's really going to land sincere." - Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel Live

“The ‘d’ in Django Unchained might be silent, but Quentin Tarantino's newest film is anything but... Leonardo DiCaprio’s  character turns unlike any other he's done before...”  - Christopher Rosen, The Huffington Post   

"A three-hour homage to [classic Mel Brooks western spoof] Blazing Saddles". Lou Lumenick - The New York Post

2012 National Board of Review: Won,Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Screenwriter of the Year (Quentin Tarantino )


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