Hitler’s Germany. The slightly shy 10-year-old Johannes Betsler, a member of the Hitler Youth and a big fan of the official course, has a best friend – the imaginary Adolf Hitler. Although the boy himself still does not learn how to tie shoelaces, he goes to the military-patriotic camp for the weekend, where, not daring to kill the rabbit, he is nicknamed Jojo the Rabbit. And then, trying to prove to others his courage, the guy accidentally explodes on a grenade. But soon Jojo will have a more compelling reason to worry than his own scars – he finds out that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the house.
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War and shoelaces.
The remaining skeptics regarding Mr. Vaititi’s talent will have to swallow at the sight of a rabbit. The New Zealand author, leaving his comic mark on the traditionally puffed-up serious faces of Thor and vampires, got to the saint – war. And if you think that this sight will do without the awkward hee hee and ha ha, then you are damn wrong.
Jojo’s Rabbit is an unusual anti-war satire that tells of a landmark meeting and the ensuing rapprochement of a 10-year-old German boy and a hiding Jewish girl in World War II. Unusual, first of all, is observed in the comedy organically woven into the plot about the child, which is caused by the grotesque depiction of the characters surrounding Jojo: at least not smile from the caricatured and oppressed Sam Rockwell or from the scene where the amount of “Heil, Hitler” exceeds all permissible norms, just impossible. But this technique reaches its apogee in the image of the Fuhrer himself, brilliantly played by Waititi himself: all those few episodes with his participation were put and played so well that they deserve immediate entry into the golden annals of cinema.
The words anti-war satire were also used before for a reason: put down the fun and you will see an edifying, but no less remarkable statement about good, love and peace. Scarlett Johansson, who is burning the screens this year, on behalf of an optimistic and fighting mother speaks straightforwardly the right words about the disastrous, destructive role of the war itself: bestial is not a nation (as we can see, there is a place for a good person in the German camp), but a bloody phenomenon individuals who feed him. By the way, Mom Taiki Vaitichi is Jewish by nationality, which automatically makes the directorÂs creation personal.
Finally, one cannot help but say a few beautiful words about, perhaps, the main discovery of the cinema season ending: we are talking about Roman Griffin Davis, who assumed the responsibility of that same Jojo from the title. The boy is amazing, the transfer of any emotional state on his shoulder: at one time you laugh at him, at another – you are touched by nascent butterflies in his stomach, in the third – you are crying, but already with him. The talent that dragged the entire film over is nothing to add.
By the way, Taika asked me to say: ÂFeel free to dance! If you are afraid or embarrassed, then you are giving in to freedom, learn to let go of yourself.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1