Regarding the visual style, Waititi wanted something bright and colorful as most films covering this period are often desaturated with dull tones. "I wanted to show something that was actually a bit more authentic to the colors of the time. Germany was the height of fashion and design and textiles." See more »
Finkel's position during the walnuts-on-the-map scene is not consistent. He goes from having one hand on the desk and the other on his waist, to eating walnuts all of a sudden, back to his initial position, then to having both hands on the desk. See more »
[Jojo puts on his uniform and looks at himself in the mirror]
Jojo Betzler, ten years old. Today, you join the ranks of the Jungvolk in a very special training weekend. It's going to be intense. Today, you become a man.
I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the savior of our country, and of his now. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him. So help me, God.
[Hitler walks around Jojo]
Yes, that's right. Now, Jojo Betzler, what is your mind?
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The song "Jojo's March" from the film's score plays during the Fox Searchlight and TSG Entertainment logos. See more »
Komm, gib mir deine Hand
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue (GB)/Beatles/Colderstone
Under license from Universal Music s.r.o., A Universal Music Company See more »
There is hope
Jojo Rabbit demonstrates that there is hope, both for humanity and Hollywood. By the latter I mean it's hard to imagine how a film this original got made in an era of reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels (mostly bad)
The characters are charming and quirky, the dialogue clever and the plot wisely confines itself to telling an intensely personal story rather than one of the war itself. The young male star is perfect, and the other performances shine as well. It does seem though that Scarlett got less time on the screen than she deserves.
The director cleverly doesn't show us certain things, and a lot of good choices were made in the editing room.
Hollywood, if you're listening, more like this please.
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