Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Taika Waititi.
Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates, Luke Brandon Field and others.
SearchlightPictures on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 released the trailer for Jojo Rabbit:
JOJO RABBIT | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight.
Johannes "Jojo" Betzler is a ten-year-old boy living in Nazi Germany during the later stages of World War II with his mother, Rosie. 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 often talks with his imaginary friend, a supportive but childish version of Adolf Hitler. Jojo and his best friend Yorki attend a Deutsches Jungvolk Hitler Youth training camp, run by the one-eyed Wehrmacht Captain Klenzendorf. When Jojo is ordered to kill a rabbit by older Hitler Youth members, he tries to release it and runs off crying after the other boys taunt him with the name "Jojo Rabbit". After a pep talk from Hitler, Jojo returns and throws a Stielhandgranate without permission. It bounces off a tree and explodes at his feet, leaving him with facial scars and a slight limp. After Jojo recovers, Rosie asks 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 town, and collecting scrap metal for the war effort. Alone at home one day, Jojo discovers Elsa Korr, a teenage Jewish girl and his late sister's former classmate, hiding upstairs. Jojo threatens to turn her over to the Gestapo, but Elsa warns that his mother would be killed for hiding her. He agrees to keep her safe, on the condition she reveals her "Jew secrets" so he can write a book 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.
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, Twentieth Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Odeon and Press Play Pictures.
The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $14 million, the film grossed over $54 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Jojo Rabbit got high rating from critics.
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