May 21, 2009 07:57:47 GMT
Brad Pitt's Lt. Aldo Raine and his Basterds raid a German jail to recruit a German-born psychopath named Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz.
Hours after three clips of "Inglourious Basterds" were unveiled, director Quentin Tarantino brought out another sneak peek into his upcoming ensemble war drama. Posted at Yahoo! Movies, the clip opens with an introduction from the filmmaker Tarantino himself, explaining that he is about to premiere the movie at 2009 Cannes Film Festival in addition to describing the clip itself.
The around one minute clip centers on the jailbreak scene by the Basterds. Upon learning that the Nazi has captured one of its sergeants, Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz, who is infamous for killing many Nazi officers, Lt. Aldo Raine brings his renegade American soldiers to rescue and recruit this German-born psychopath.
Set in Nazi-occupied France, "Inglourious Basterds" 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.
From the filmmaker behind "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill", Quentin Tarantino, comes this epic World War II movie. It will see Melanie Laurent, Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and Michael Fassbender 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.