Quentin Tarantino’s history-tweaking homage to the war movie sees the director back on exhilarating form. American officer Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) leads a squad of soldiers into occupied France on a Dirty-Dozen-style assassination mission to kill as many Nazis as possible and spread fear through the Third Reich. They become involved in a Jewish resistance fighter’s plan to blow up the Paris premiere of one of Goebbels’s propaganda films – an event due to be attended by Hitler himself. Inglourious Basterds features the entertainingly showy performances, encyclopaedic movie references and oodles of self-conscious dialogue that you’d expect from a Tarantino film, as well as a superb turn from Christoph Waltz as a charmingly evil SS colonel.

cast
Brad Pitt as First Lieutenant Aldo “The Apache” Raine
Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus / Emmanuelle Mimieux
Christoph Waltz as SS Colonel Hans “The Jew Hunter” Landa
Eli Roth as Staff Sergeant Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz
Michael Fassbender as Lieutenant Archie Hicox
Diane Kruger as Bridget von Hammersmark
Daniel Brühl as Private First Class Fredrick Zoller
Til Schweiger as Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz
Gedeon Burkhard as Corporal Wilhelm Wicki
Jacky Ido as Marcel
B. J. Novak as Private First Class Smithson “The Little Man” Utivich
Omar Doom as Private First Class Omar Ulmer
August Diehl as Major Dieter Hellstrom
Denis Ménochet as Perrier LaPadite
Sylvester Groth as Joseph Goebbels
Martin Wuttke as Adolf Hitler
Mike Myers as General Ed Fenech
Julie Dreyfus as Francesca Mondino
Léa Seydoux as Charlotte LaPadite
Richard Sammel as Sergeant Werner Rachtman
Alexander Fehling as Staff Sergeant Wilhelm / Pola Negri
Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill
Samm Levine as Private First Class Hirschberg
Paul Rust as Private First Class Andy Kagan
Michael Bacall as Private First Class Michael Zimmerman
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey as German Soldier / Winnetou
Petra Hartung as German Female Soldier / Beethoven
Volker Michalowski as German Soldier / Edgar Wallace
Ken Duken as German Soldier / Mata Hari
Christian Berkel as Proprietor Eric
Tina Rodriguez as Julie LaPadite
Lena Friedrich as Suzanne LaPadite
Ludger Pistor as CPT. Wolfgang
Jana Pallaske as Babette
Wolfgang Lindner as Herrman #1
Michael Kranz as Herrman #3
Rainer Bock as General Schonherr
André Penvern as Old French Veterinarian
Sebastian Hülk as Hellstrom’s Driver / Nazi Usher #1
Buddy Joe Hooker as Gaspar
Sönke Möhring as Private Butz / Walter Frazer
Carlos Fidel as PFC. Simon Sakowitz
Hilmar Eichhorn as Emil Jannings
Patrick Elias as Jakob Dreyfus
Eva Löbau as Miriam Dreyfus
Salvadore Brandt as Bob Dreyfus
Jasper Linnewedel as Amos Dreyfus
Wilfried Hochholdinger as German Company SGT.
Olivier Girard as Maxim’s Waiter
Michael Scheel as General Frank
Leo Plank as Motorcycle Rider #1
Andreas Tietz as Motorcycle Rider #2
Bo Svenson as American Colonel
Enzo G. Castellari as Himself
Christian Brückner as Kliest Voice (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bela B. as Usher #2 (uncredited)
Noemi Besedes as German Movie Star (uncredited)
Hélène Cardona as German Official (voice) (uncredited)
Jake Garber as German Soldier (uncredited)
Sabrina Rattey as German Civilian (uncredited)
Alex Boden as Military Attaché (uncredited)
Guido Föhrweißer as SS Major (uncredited)
Harvey Keitel as OSS Commander Who Agrees to Deal (voice) (uncredited)
Andrew Napier as Nazi Theatre Attendee (uncredited)
Gregory Nicotero as Gestapo Major (uncredited)
Quentin Tarantino as First Scalped Nazi / American Soldier in ‘Pride of Nation’ (uncredited)
Vitus Wieser as French Waiter (uncredited)
Bea-Marie Rück as German Female Soldier (uncredited)
Daniela Schwerdt as Cinema Guest (uncredited)
crew
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Script: Quentin Tarantino
USA | 153 minutes | 2009