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Django Unchained (2012)

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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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Storyline

A German dentist buys the freedom of a slave and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of the slave's wife who belongs to a ruthless plantation owner. Written by BenLobel

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance. See more »

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Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Django sin cadenas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,688,000, 30 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$162,805,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$425,368,238
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Trivia

In a January 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, Costume Designer Sharen Davis said much of the film's wardrobe was inspired by spaghetti westerns and other works of art. For Django's wardrobe, Davis and Quentin Tarantino watched Bonanza (1959), and referred to it frequently. The pair even hired the hatmaker who designed the hat worn by Little Joe. Davis described Django's look as a "rock-n-roll take on the character". Django's sunglasses were inspired by Charles Bronson's character in The White Buffalo (1977). Davis used Thomas Gainsborough's 1770 oil painting The Blue Boy as a reference for Django's valet outfit. In the final scene, Broomhilda wears a dress similar to that of Ida Galli's character in Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965). Davis said the idea of Calvin Candie's costume came partly from Rhett Butler, and that Don Johnson's signature Miami Vice (1984) look inspired Big Daddy's cream-colored linen suit in the film. King Schultz's fake chinchilla coat was inspired by Telly Savalas in Kojak (1973). Davis also revealed that many of her costume ideas did not make the final cut of the film, leaving some unexplained characters such as Zoë Bell's tracker, who was intended to drop her bandana to reveal an absent jaw. See more »

Goofs

During an auction, Dr. Schultz calls out, "Sold, American!" But this line wasn't made famous until the 1920s when fast-talking auctioneer 'Speed' Riggs said it at the conclusion of Lucky Strike radio commercials. Also, "American" is in reference to the American Tobacco Company, which wasn't in existence until at least 20 years after the time the film is set in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dicky Speck: [cocks rifle] Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
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Crazy Credits

There is a small additional scene with the 3 men in a cage at the very end of the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Django Theme Song (English Version)
Lyrics by Franco Migliacci, Robert Mellin (uncredited)
Written by Luis Bacalov
Performed by Luis Bacalov, Rocky Roberts
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai (uncredited)
Courtesy of EMI General Music Publishing SRL
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No respect for the integrity of the movie-goer
31 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

*Spoilers at bottom*

This awful trite relies on racist stereotypes, errors in geography and anachronisms to sustain a not-quite-fully-thought-out plot line. This poorly planned escapade of idiocy is an insult to anyone who paid the overpriced theatre admission and anyone who wasted any of their time watching.

The pacing of this film is inconsistent and faulty. Glaring plot holes eliminate the suspended disbelief that is required to digest any pseudo-authenticity that this film may contain. Very little effort was made to check the veracity of the depictions in this film (see the Goofs section for this film).

While some parts of the film are exciting, comical and shocking, these fleeting moments are carelessly strung together in a story that will unfortunately be blindly cherished by people who worship Tarantino's reputation and previous work. The intention to make a great film may have been absent from Tarantino's process because he probably takes it for granted that people will pay to see almost any film that his name is associated with.

*****SPOILER ALERT: In the end, Tarantino has ripped all of us off (maybe purposefully because he holds such contempt for society). At the abrupt end of this film, Django and Broomhilda are riding away on horseback in the night, in the slave-owning South, away from a multiple homicide and from the burning wreckage of the mansion of a reputable and wealthy plantation owner. They will likely be killed or re-captured, either way the filmmaker has ended his film on a weak note by ignoring the real-life implications of slavery and racism in exchange for an exploitive and glorified re-telling of story that relates to many of the social inequalities that continue to plague our society.

Boo-urns. Worst ending ever.


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