"Inglourious Basterds" hit the 2009 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 20, and in support of that, The Weinstein Company come out with three fresh clips for this Quentin Tarantino's ensemble war film. Varied in its running time, the three snippets take on different subjects though the focus of all clips is still on the Basterds and the Nazi.
The "Hans Landa" clip features an extended footage of the scene which has been seen in the trailer. It sees that Christoph Waltz's Col. Hans Landa explains to a Frenchman sitting in front of him how Jews are comparable to rats. Another clip entitled "The Vet" presents a scene in which Diane Kruger's Bridget von Hammersmark tells Brad Pitt's Lt. Aldo Raine the two developments in the operation.
Meanwhile, the "Interrogation" snippet brings viewers closer to the part where Aldo Raine interrogates a Nazi soldier, asking him to point out the locations of their camps and to describe the artillery they have. When the soldier sarcastically declines the request, Raine calls out on Eli Roth's Sgt. Donnie Donowitz to execute the soldier.
"Inglourious Basterds" is an ensemble war film from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Set in Nazi-occupied France, it begins when Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping the brutal murder, Shosanna flees to Paris, changes her identity and plans a revenge. Elsewhere, Lieutenant Aldo Raine assembles a group of Jewish soldiers known as The Basterds.
Joining forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark, they set on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. This World War II film will see Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz and Eli Roth among others. Vying for the coveted Palme d'Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, this ensemble war film will open wide in theaters across the U.S. on August 21.