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Possible Additional Scene for 'Inglourious Basterds' Unraveled

May 26, 2009 04:42:58 GMT

Details on the supposed editing to be done by director Quentin Tarantino post 2009 Cannes Film Festival suggested that 'Inglourious Basterds' will get another scene before the La Louisiane sequence.


Possible Additional Scene for 'Inglourious Basterds' Unraveled
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Words are, the added scene for "Inglourious Basterds" will come from a scene director Quentin Tarantino shot but did not assemble for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival's version. Having reported earlier that the helmer is returning to the editing room, Anne Thompson of Variety gave more details on the particular scene.

In her recent report, the blogger claimed that the scene will be added in front of the La Louisiane sequence. She wrote, "...it comes right before the La Louisiane sequence featuring Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger as a British soldier under cover and a German movie star who wants to help him bring down the Third Reich."

Aside from the info for additional scene, Anne also addressed the cutting of Maggie Chung's part from the film's final print. "The scenes featuring Maggie Cheung as Madame Mimieux, the proprietor of a Paris cinema who takes in Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent), won't be restored. It doesn't add to the narrative," so she explained.

Following her interview with Tarantino earlier, Anne broke the story that the helmer will return to the editing room post-Cannes to make some edits for his epic World War II drama. She noted that Tarantino reminded his Cannes version of "Basterds" is "13 minutes less than Pulp Fiction and 19 minutes less than he needed to retain final cut".

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. It will see Melanie Laurent, Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and Michael Fassbender among others. This ensemble movie is scheduled to open wide in theaters across the U.S. on August 21.

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posted by film-goer on Jun 20, 2009
Who is Maggie Cheung? She won best actress award at Cannes film fest in 2004 for her role as Emily in Clean, and best actress award at Berlin film fest in 1992 for her role as Ruan Lingyu in Center Stage (aka. Actress). She is also known for her performance in In the Mood for Love(2000), Hero (2002), Irma Vep(1996), Chinese Box (1998) and Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996).
posted by mgoer on May 31, 2009
Without Maggie Cheung, the movie would not have been so well-known in Asia. Now the character is cut off, which means Tarantino also does not care about the Asian box office.
posted by Winston on May 26, 2009
It is reported that Q.T. will bring Maggie Cheung back on the DVD version. Is that true?
posted by lofi on May 26, 2009
What a pity without Maggie Cheung!
posted by ignant on May 26, 2009
Who is Maggie Cheung?

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