Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Taika Waititi.
Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Archie Yates, Luke Brandon Field and others.
SearchlightPictures on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 released the trailer:
JOJO RABBIT | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight.
Johannes "Jojo" Betzler is a young boy living in Nazi Germany during the later stages of World War II with his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson). His absent father is supposedly serving on the Italian Front but has lost all contact, and his older sister Inge has recently died of influenza. The jingoistic Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) often talks with his imaginary friend, Adolf (Taika Waititi), a supportive but buffoonish version of Adolf Hitler.
Now aged ten, it is time for Jojo to join the Deutsches Jungvolk. He attends his first Hitler Youth training camp with his best friend, Yorki (Archie Yates), run by the one-eyed Wehrmacht Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell) and assisted by Fräulein Rahm, where Jojo receives a knife. When Jojo is ordered to kill a rabbit by older Hitler Youth members, he tries to release it. The older boys snap its neck, and Jojo runs off crying after the other boys taunt him with the name "Jojo Rabbit". After a pep talk from Adolf, Jojo returns, stealing a Stielhandgranate and throwing it without permission in an effort to prove his bravery. It bounces off a tree and explodes at his feet, leaving him with facial and body scars and a slight limp. After Jojo recovers, Rosie, his mother, coerces Klenzendorf, demoted after the incident, to make her son feel included, despite his injuries. Jojo is given small tasks such as spreading propaganda leaflets throughout the town, and collecting scrap for the war effort.
Alone at home one day, Jojo discovers Elsa Korr (Thomasin McKenzie), a teenage Jewish girl and his late sister's former classmate, hiding upstairs. Elsa reacts aggressively on their first encounter, pinning him against a wall and taking the knife issued to him as a member of Hitler Youth. Jojo threatens to turn her over to the Gestapo, but Elsa warns that his mother would be killed for hiding her, and threatens to kill him if he tells his mother. Intimidated, Jojo agrees to keep her safe, but soon afterwards returns and asks her that she reveal her "Jew secrets" so he can write a book about Jews for Klenzendorf, which amuses him. Elsa plays along by making up stories about Jewish powers, such as mind-reading. Angry with his mother for hiding a Jew but unable to reveal his knowledge of Elsa, Jojo accuses Rosie of being unpatriotic and laments that his father is away. Rosie dismisses his accusations and espouses her belief that positivity and optimism are the best ways to be free of oppression.
Here is the full cast and characters of Jojo Rabbit.
The film Jojo Rabbit was scheduled to be released on September 8, 2019 (TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival), on October 18, 2019 (United States), on January 3, 2020 (United Kingdom), on January 23, 2020 (Germany) and on January 31, 2020 (Turkey) by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Odeon, Press Play Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company Iberia.
The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $14 million, the film grossed over $88.6 million.
The film Jojo Rabbit is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Jojo Rabbit got high rating from critics.
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