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A 2012 film from famed director Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained tells the story of the eponymous slave (Jaime Foxx) who is freed by a German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) with the promise that, in return for Django's aid in a few bounty recoveries, he will aid Django in finding and rescuing his lost wife.
The film will be released on Christmas Day 2012. You know, a happy holiday film the whole family can enjoy.
Provides examples of:
- Affably Evil: Calvin Candie is said to be this.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Django and Dr. Schultz
- Casting Gag: Franco Nero, who plays Amerigo Vassepi in the film, was the title character in the 1966 spaghetti western Django from which Tarantino adapted the title of this film.
- Creator Cameo: With Tarantino it's not if but when.
- Evil Is Hammy: Judging from the trailer, Leonardo DiCaprio had the time of his life playing Calvin Candie.
- Gorn: All but guaranteed.
- Insistent Terminology: Calvin Candie insists on being called "Monsieur," even though he speaks not a word of French.
- N-Word Privileges: Tarantino will, in all likelihood, never have a better opportunity or excuse to invoke this trope (even if it's mostly used from a derogatory standpoint). Best summed up by one YouTube comment:
3Storms: Will Tarantino use the word "nigger" in this movie? Nah. He'd never do that.
- Politically-Correct History: Will be averted hard by all accounts.
- Rape as Drama: It's been said that Broomhilda, Django's wife, will suffer this throughout the film - not that surprising given the era and subject matter discussed.
- Refuge in Audacity: Given that Tarantino's not shying away from the grittier aspects of slavery, this trope will likely be in full effect.
- What Do You Mean Its Not Symbolic: The trailer has a disturbingly beautiful shot of blood spray over a field of cotton. While at face value it's merely Django's victim having their brain/chest/other bits blown to pieces, on a deeper level it makes an effective metaphor for the moral cost of slavery.