Django Unchained


Django Unchained

Overview:

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

Votes 10006 (7.8/10)

Runtime: 165 minutes

Release Date 2012-12-25

Budget: $100,000,000.00

Revenue: $425,368,238.00

Website: Link

Tagline: Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.

Production company:

  • Columbia Pictures
  • The Weinstein Company

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Western

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Further Information

Django
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Dr. King Schultz
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
Calvin Candie
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Broomhilda von Shaft
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
Stephen
Сэмюэл Л. Джексон
Сэмюэл Л. Джексон
Billy Crash
Walton Goggins
Walton Goggins
Leonide Moguy
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christopher
Butch Pooch / Ace Speck
James Remar
James Remar
Mr. Stonesipher
David Steen
David Steen
Cora
Dana Gourrier
Dana Gourrier
Sheba
Nichole Galicia
Nichole Galicia
Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
Laura Cayouette
Laura Cayouette
D'Artagnan
Ato Essandoh
Ato Essandoh
Rodney
Sammi Rotibi
Sammi Rotibi
Big Fred's Opponent
Clay Donahue Fontenot
Clay Donahue Fontenot
Big Fred
Escalante Lundy
Escalante Lundy
Betina
Miriam F. Glover
Miriam F. Glover
Big Daddy
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Amerigo Vessepi
Franco Nero
Franco Nero
Dicky Speck
James Russo
James Russo
U.S. Marshall Gill Tatum
Tom Wopat
Tom Wopat
Sheriff Bill Sharp
Don Stroud
Don Stroud
Son of a Gunfighter
Russ Tamblyn
Russ Tamblyn
Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn
Old Man Carrucan
Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
Big John Brittle
M.C. Gainey
M.C. Gainey
Lil Raj Brittle
Cooper Huckabee
Cooper Huckabee
Ellis Brittle
Doc Duhame
Doc Duhame
Bag Head #2
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Sheriff Gus (Snowy Snow)
Lee Horsley
Lee Horsley
Tracker
Zoë Bell
Zoë Bell
Tracker
Michael Bowen
Michael Bowen
Tracker
Robert Carradine
Robert Carradine
Tracker
Jake Garber
Jake Garber
Tracker
Ted Neeley
Ted Neeley
Tracker
James Parks
James Parks
Tracker
Tom Savini
Tom Savini
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
The Le Quint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
John Jarratt
John Jarratt
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
Roy
Amari Cheatom
Amari Cheatom
Pudgy Ralph
Keith Jefferson
Keith Jefferson
Big Sid
Marcus Henderson
Marcus Henderson
Slave on Chain Gang
Lil Chuuch
Lil Chuuch
Franklin
Kinetic
Kinetic
Daughtrey Saloon Girl
Louise Stratten
Louise Stratten
Saloon Keeper Pete
Kim Robillard
Kim Robillard
Daughtrey Bitty
Shana Stein
Shana Stein
Daughtrey Saloon Girl
Shannon Hazlett
Shannon Hazlett
Daughtrey Rifleman
Jack Lucarelli
Jack Lucarelli
Daughtrey Woman
Victoria Thomas
Victoria Thomas
Grace Bennett
Grace Collins
Grace Collins
Little Jody
Sharon Pierre-Louis
Sharon Pierre-Louis
Willard
Christopher Berry
Christopher Berry
Randy
Kim Collins
Kim Collins
Tennessee Redfish
Dane Rhodes
Dane Rhodes
O.D.
J.D. Evermore
J.D. Evermore
Tennessee Harry
Rex Linn
Rex Linn
Smitty Bacall
Michael Bacall
Michael Bacall
Ronan Hice
Ronan Hice
Wilson
Ned Bellamy
Ned Bellamy
Mr. Eigglesworth
Dave Coennen
Dave Coennen
Coco
Danièle Watts
Danièle Watts
Jon Eyez
Jon Eyez
Chicken Charlie
Omar J. Dorsey
Omar J. Dorsey
Baghead
Evan Parke
Evan Parke
Tommy Gilles
Craig Stark
Craig Stark
Hoot Peters
Brian Brown
Brian Brown
Overseer Johnny Jerome
Ritchie Montgomery
Ritchie Montgomery
Baghead
Nicholas Dashnaw
Nicholas Dashnaw
Banjo
Jarrod Bunch
Jarrod Bunch
Kerry Sims
Kerry Sims
Tatum
Jamal Duff
Jamal Duff
Dollar Bill
Todd Allen
Todd Allen
Jinglebells Cody
Lewis Smith
Lewis Smith
Keniaryn Mitchell
Keniaryn Mitchell
House Servant
Jakel Marshall
Jakel Marshall
Carl / House Servant
Carl Singleton
Carl Singleton
Ashley Toman
Ashley Toman
John McConnell
John McConnell
Beard Man (uncredited)
Mark Amos
Mark Amos
House Servant (uncredited)
Monica Rene'e Anderson
Monica Rene'e Anderson
House Slave (uncredited)
Marsha Stephanie Blake
Marsha Stephanie Blake
House Slave (uncredited)
Catherine Lambert
Catherine Lambert
Cleopatra Pony (uncredited)
Deborah Ayorinde
Deborah Ayorinde
Pony (uncredited)
Takara Clark
Takara Clark
Pony (uncredited)
Kimberley Drummond
Kimberley Drummond
Pony (uncredited)
Tenaj L. Jackson
Tenaj L. Jackson
Mandingo Overseer (uncredited)
Carl Bailey
Carl Bailey
Overseer (uncredited)
Ross P. Cook
Ross P. Cook
Overseer (uncredited)
Gregory Allen Gabroy
Gregory Allen Gabroy
Overseer (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr.
Gene Kevin Hames Jr.
Daughtrey Rifleman (uncredited)
Seth Bailey
Seth Bailey
Slave Master (uncredited)
David G. Baker
David G. Baker
Slave Master (uncredited)
Richie J. Ladner
Richie J. Ladner
Slave Overseer (uncredited)
Glen Warner
Glen Warner
Crazy Sadie (uncredited)
Kesha Bullard
Kesha Bullard
Plantation Owner (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare
Edward J. Clare
Samson (uncredited)
Jordon Michael Corbin
Jordon Michael Corbin
Cowboy (uncredited)
Mike DeMille
Mike DeMille
Bennet Plantation Slave Water Boy (uncredited)
Santana Draper
Santana Draper
Bob Gibbs (uncredited)
Gary Grubbs
Gary Grubbs
Goat Farmer (uncredited)
Justin Hall
Justin Hall
Towns person (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson
Town Woman (uncredited)
Sandra Linz
Sandra Linz
Mule Wrangler (uncredited)
Kasey James
Kasey James
Cleo Master (uncredited)
Skipper Landry
Skipper Landry
Cleo Club Patron / Polly Wolly Singer (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc
Elton LeBlanc
Chinese Boy (uncredited)
Cindy Mah
Cindy Mah
Dr. Brown (uncredited)
Johnny Otto
Johnny Otto
Candyland House Servant (uncredited)
Belinda Owino
Belinda Owino
Woman with Rifle (uncredited)
Erin Pickett
Erin Pickett
Gabby the Banker (uncredited)
Mark Ulano
Mark Ulano
Minnie (uncredited)
Misty Upham
Misty Upham
Joshua
Edrick Browne
Edrick Browne
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
Writer
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
Producer
Reginald Hudlin
Reginald Hudlin
Producer
Pilar Savone
Pilar Savone
Producer
Stacey Sher
Stacey Sher
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
James W. Skotchdopole
James W. Skotchdopole
Executive Producer
Michael Shamberg
Michael Shamberg
Executive Producer
Shannon McIntosh
Shannon McIntosh
Director of Photography
Robert Richardson
Robert Richardson
Editor
Fred Raskin
Fred Raskin
Casting
Victoria Thomas
Victoria Thomas
Production Design
J. Michael Riva
J. Michael Riva
Art Direction
Page Buckner
Page Buckner
Art Direction
David F. Klassen
David F. Klassen
Art Direction
Mara LePere-Schloop
Mara LePere-Schloop
Set Decoration
Leslie A. Pope
Leslie A. Pope
Costume Design
Sharen Davis
Sharen Davis
Hairstylist
Camille Friend
Camille Friend
Hairstylist
Deidra Dixon
Deidra Dixon
Makeup Department Head
Heba Thorisdottir
Heba Thorisdottir
Makeup Artist
Tysuela Hill-Scott
Tysuela Hill-Scott
Makeup Artist
Sian Grigg
Sian Grigg
Wigmaker
Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
Makeup Effects
Gino Crognale
Gino Crognale
Makeup Effects
Jake Garber
Jake Garber
Art Department Coordinator
Caleb Guillotte
Caleb Guillotte
Assistant Art Director
Lauren Abiouness
Lauren Abiouness
Property Master
Hope M. Parrish
Hope M. Parrish
Construction Coordinator
Brian Walker
Brian Walker
Leadman
Russell R. Anderson
Russell R. Anderson
Sculptor
Cuitlahuac Morales Velazquez
Cuitlahuac Morales Velazquez
Set Designer
Molly Mikula
Molly Mikula
ADR & Dubbing
Renée Tondelli
Renée Tondelli
Foley
Gary Marullo
Gary Marullo
Foley
Gary A. Hecker
Gary A. Hecker
Dialogue Editor
Michael Hertlein
Michael Hertlein
Dialogue Editor
John C. Stuver
John C. Stuver
Supervising Sound Editor
Wylie Stateman
Wylie Stateman
Sound Effects Editor
Dror Mohar
Dror Mohar
Sound Effects Editor
Branden Spencer
Branden Spencer
Sound Effects Editor
Michael D. Wilhoit
Michael D. Wilhoit
Sound Designer
Harry Cohen
Harry Cohen
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tony Lamberti
Tony Lamberti
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Minkler
Michael Minkler
Visual Effects Editor
Andrew S. Eisen
Andrew S. Eisen
Stunt Coordinator
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw
Sequence Supervisor
Julie Stark
Julie Stark
Gaffer
Ian Kincaid
Ian Kincaid
Steadicam Operator
Larry McConkey
Larry McConkey
Rigging Gaffer
Joseph Guerino
Joseph Guerino
Still Photographer
Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper
Costume Supervisor
Elaine Ramires
Elaine Ramires
First Assistant Editor
Andrew S. Eisen
Andrew S. Eisen
First Assistant Editor
Greg D'Auria
Greg D'Auria
Music Editor
Robb Boyd
Robb Boyd
Transportation Coordinator
Steve Duncan
Steve Duncan
Transportation Coordinator
A. Welch Lambeth
A. Welch Lambeth
Dialect Coach
Tim Monich
Tim Monich
Studio Teachers
Lauri Mills
Lauri Mills
Script Supervisor
Martin Kitrosser
Martin Kitrosser
Unit Publicist
Will Casey
Will Casey
Location Manager
Mandi Dillin
Mandi Dillin
Location Manager
Kei Rowan-Young
Kei Rowan-Young
Other
Cindy Mah
Cindy Mah
Stunts
Craig Branham
Craig Branham
Associate Producer
William Paul Clark
William Paul Clark
Assistant Director
William Paul Clark
William Paul Clark
Production Supervisor
Molly Allen
Molly Allen
Post Production Supervisor
Tina Anderson
Tina Anderson
Production Supervisor
Marc A. Hammer
Marc A. Hammer
Unit Production Manager
James W. Skotchdopole
James W. Skotchdopole
Music
Luis Bacalov
Luis Bacalov
Music Supervisor
Mary Ramos
Mary Ramos
Production Accountant
Mark Amos
Mark Amos
Thanks
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
Thanks
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Thanks
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Thanks
Franco Nero
Franco Nero
Thanks
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
Thanks
Richard Roundtree
Richard Roundtree
Thanks
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Thanks
RZA
RZA
Makeup Effects
Gregory Nicotero
Gregory Nicotero
Grip
Bruce Del Castillo
Bruce Del Castillo
Digital Intermediate
Yvan Lucas
Yvan Lucas
Production Sound Mixer
Mark Ulano
Mark Ulano

LastCaress1972

America, mid-nineteenth century, just prior to the Civil War. Winter. Two horsebacked slave-traders are leading half-a-dozen manacled negro slaves through a large, unspecified section of Texas. As they move one night through a wood, they cross paths with an affable, charming German fellow identified by the hokey model tooth affixed atop his carriage by a spring as a travelling dentist. He greets the traders cordially but he's struggling to be understood; not because English is his second language (although he deferentially concedes as much when instructed - more than once - to "Speak English!") but because his vocabulary is far wider than that of the simpler men here before him. It's not a chance passing, either; this German fellow, who identifies himself as Dr. King Schultz (played by Christoph Waltz with the same smiling, deadly menace that earned him an Oscar statue for his part as Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds) is looking for these traders. More specifically, their inventory of negro slaves. Even more specifically, one of those slaves in particular. Django (Jamie Foxx, Collateral, Ray). Attempting to buy Django, Schultz is met with short, suspicious shrift and ordered at gunpoint to be on his way. Within a second, one trader lies dead and the other lies incapacitated underneath the bulk of his dead horse. Schultz unchains Django, instructs Django to take the dead fellow's horse and coat, and pays the remaining trader for all that he's taken. He then tosses the manacle key to the other slaves and posits two choices to them, as he sees it: Carry their injured master thirty-plus miles to the nearest town for medical assistance, or unchain themselves, blow the injured slave-trader's head off with the gun Shultz has left them, bury the corpses and use the Pole Star to run for the Northern states, where slavery had been abolished, and for more than fifty years in some areas. Funnily enough, they take up the latter option. So begins Django Unchained, an oater set in the slave states of the Deep South and the latest rollercoaster by Gen-X movieland wunderkind Quentin Tarantino. Always clearly a man heavily informed by the grindhouse subgenre of the Spaghetti Western, he's finally made one himself, and if Quentin's your thing it's a blast, though I doubt it'll convert many Tarantino sceptics; in fact it'll almost certainly reinforce those things that people dislike about him, about which more later. It transpires that Dr. Schultz ISN'T a dentist ("I haven't practised dentistry in five years," he confides to Django over a beer) but a bounty hunter, and a lethal one at that. He's chasing down the Brittles, a murderous gang of brothers currently plying their trades as plantation overseers. He doesn't know what they look like but he knows they were recently employed at the Carrucan plantation, which is why he was searching for Django - a slave recently sold by that very plantation - in the first place; Django can point them out for him. Schultz is no fan of the South's backwards-thinking propensity for slavery though, and he offers Django a deal: help Schultz find and kill the Brittle Brothers, Schultz will treat Django like a free man, pay him $75 (a decent little wedge in 1858) and rubber-stamp his freedom. Along the way, he'll also teach Django a thing or two about the art of gunfighting and about the macabre trade of bounty-hunting (both in which Django proves to be a natural). On the trail of the Brittles, Schultz wonders aloud as to Django's plans once this endeavour is over and he's free. Well, as it happens, Django is a married man and his intention, once free, is to find his wife and buy her freedom. They'd tried to run from the Carrucan plantation together but they'd been caught, branded (both Django and his wife - played with all of her nerves exposed by Kerry Washington - sport R-For-Runaway scars on their cheeks) and sold on, separately. So he doesn't know where she is but that's what he's going to try to do. Schultz, feeling responsible for Django as the man granting him his freedom, proposes a further deal: If this Brittle bounty goes well, he'll honour Django's freedom but if Django stays with him through the winter as partners, taking on bounties and earning money, he'll help Django locate his wife. What we have here is a large sequence of set-pieces - some funny, some tense, some action-packed - stretched across very-nearly three hours (though, like most QT films, it moves like a bullet train and those three hours just fly) strung together by a fairly simple revenge/rescue tale set against a geographically sprawling backdrop; a reasonably similar template to many of Quentin's movies and an almost identical template to that of previous outing Inglourious Basterds, to which Django Unchained could almost be considered a companion piece despite the wildly different global and historical settings. Like Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained is quite a bit longer than the story need be, and like Inglourious Basterds that is because each scene is treated by Tarantino as a mini movie, a contained set-piece all of its own. Every scene is fleshed out and deepened for either heightened comic or dramatic effect by lengthened sequences of characters going about the mundane or by characters delivering enormous monologues - rambling shaggy-dog stories, usually - to one another, for context. Not every scene is entirely necessary, either. I wouldn't call that a flaw though, I'd call it a trait typical of Quentin Tarantino; whether it's a flaw or an outright treat depends entirely on whether that's an element of Tarantino's writing that the viewer appreciates. Personally, I love Tarantino's writer's voice and I could watch these scenes for hours (indeed, I watched Django Unchained three times over the course of yesterday), but I can fully undersand what those lamenting the decent 90-minute film that's lost somewhere within the sojourns and speeches of Django Unchained are saying. Performances throughout are utterly mesmerising, from stars Foxx and Waltz but also - in fact, maybe more so - from principle antagonists Leonardo DiCaprio as "Monsieur" Calvin Candie, the horrifying owner of the "Candyland" plantation currently holding the ownership deeds on Django's wife, and Samuel L. Jackson in an if-anything even more monstrous role as Stephen, Candie's elderly head house slave, a man who has utterly abndoned the culture and torment of his people in return for a few material trappings as the slave-in-chief. Playing to superb comedic effect is Don Johnson as Big Daddy, a strutting, peacock-like Tennessee dandy and owner of the plantation currently employing the Brittle Brothers, and delightful in cameo roles are (among many others) James Remar (The Warriors, Dexter), Jonah Hill (Superbad, The Watch), John Jarratt (Wolf Creek, Rogue) and Michael Parks (Red State, Kill Bill). Quentin himself makes a cameo as usual and, as usual, he's not as charming as he probably thinks he is, but he's also not as bad as many think he is, either. There's even a quick cameo (raising an involuntary cheer from me!) by Franco Nero, the original Django from the magnificent 1966 film of the same name by Sergio Corbucci (that's not the only nod back to the first Django movie; the opening credits to Django Unchained are presented in exactly the same way as the original, and the theme song to Quentin's film comes directly from the Corbucci film too). Django Unchained is likely to come under fire on a couple of counts; possibly for it's incredible levels of bloodshed (one particular gunfight is the most blood-splattered scene I've seen in a movie since those elevator doors opened in The Shining), and much more probably for the liberal use of what guilty white folks like to refer to as "The 'N'-word", uttered literally hundreds of times from first scene to last. However, neither criticism is warranted in my humble opinion. The bloodshed is of the overexaggerated cartoon quality. Heads, arteries and extremities explode upon bullet impact like detonated watermelons to a gloopy, "BLAAAPP!" sound effect, the blood itself translucent, syrupy and intentionally unrealistic. And if a tale is set against the backdrop of slavery in the 19th century deep South, you're going to hear the word "Nigger" in that tale. Often. Be assured though that just as Inglourious Basterds was a revenge fantasy of the downtrodden Jewish war refugees over the stupidly evil Nazi Germans, this is a tale of empowerment of the enslaved black man over his sadistic, pig-ignorant white overseers. If you like Tarantino, you'll probably like Django Unchained. If you like Westerns (and the blood-drenched Spaghetti Westerns of the late sixties in particular), you'll probably like Django Unchained. If, like me, you're an admirer of both Tarantino AND westerns, this is a no-brainer. Get and see it, it's a blast. I'd like to have seen him pull a Gatling gun out of a coffin, though.

iamyenz

A highly entertaining yet disturbing film with superb cast and performances for an audience who would likely never consider watching a film fundamentally about slavery, where Tarantino is masterfully and emphatically navigating and exposing the complex layers of the violent and dehumanizing system of slavery.

Shreyance Parakh

**ENTERTAINING from start to finish !!** Given I am a big fan of **Quentin's** works i knew this movie would be a treat to watch.But what i didn't know was violence can be so **COOL**... The movie is a treat to watch(including the blood and gore) from starting to end.The acting is superb.And the cinematography is just too good! The whole cast played their parts to perfection...Especially **Samuel L. Jackson** and **Jamie Foxx**..**Leo and Christopher Waltz** were superb too..And as Christopher said in the movie - "It was hard to RESIST".A must watch for everyone who likes QUALITY cinema..Even the ones who cant stand BOOMs and BANGs, you wouldn't regret spending about 3 hours watching this well written, well directed and well acted GREAT movie !!

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