As concepts go, this one is farther out to the left than the Western Reaches. It’s Jojo Rabbit, from the unique minds eye of director Taika Waititi who will soon be bringing his singular directorial vision to in the GFFA in November with The Mandalorian, as well as voicing and mo-capping bounty hunting droid IG-11.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
In Theaters October 18, 2019
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Screenplay by: Taika Waititi, based upon the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens
Produced by: Carthew Neal, p.g.a., Taika Waititi, p.g.a., Chelsea Winstanley
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson
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- Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby (Actors)
- Taika Waititi (Director) - Matt Noonan (Producer)
- English, French, Spanish (Subtitles)
- Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)