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Django Unchained

“Django Unchained” is a American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Jamie Foxx as Django. The film’s screenplay, written by Tarantino, tells the story of an enslaved black man who is transported from Mississippi to antebellum Texas in order to buy his wife back from a ruthless plantation owner. The use of the word “unchained,” in the title refers to Django’s freedom and how that changes his life.

What is the plot of the story ?

Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, is bought by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German-American dentist, who plans to make him his property with the help of his wife Broomhilda Von Shaft (Kerry Washington). Schultz won Django’s freedom in a card game, but because he was not aware of the new law that prevents slaves from being freed as long as they remain in American territory, he has to pay $100,000 for this.

Who is in the cast ? What role did each character portray ?

The cast include Quentin Tarantino , Jamie Foxx , Christoph Waltz , Kerry Washington and Samuel L Jackson. Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay. He also directs and produces the film. Christoph Waltz is an Austrian actor who has played roles in movies such as “Inglourious Basterds”, “The Baader Meinhof Complex”, “The Green Prince” and “Inglorious Bastards”. He has won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in “Django Unchained” (Basterds) and “Colombia”. He also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for playing Adolf Hitler in “Inglourious Basterds”.

What are the difficulties they face ?

The film shows how a victim of slavery can be saved from his past and how he is treated by his best friend after he has been reunited with his wife. On the other hand, it does not avoid the brutality of slavery and shows how cruel the owners are. It also shows how a human being can be taken advantage of by a friend.

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Who is the antagonist ? What are its motives ?

Calvin Candie, a ruthless slave owner holding Django’s wife in his famous plantation in Mississippi. His motives are to make money from selling slaves and from the sale of his cotton plantation. He likes to call the slaves “Negros” and treats them badly . Django. He is a black slave who has been bought by Dr. Schultz, to be sold in order to buy his wife back. The plan fails as he is freed with no money and without a wife. Schultz tries to pay him $100,000 so he can be freed, but Django refuses the offer as it would mean selling his soul to money and leave him with nothing .

What are the epic scenes ?

Dr. Schultz sells a young slave called Django to Calvin Candie, a wealthy plantation owner in Mississippi. Django is an expert with a whip, and his master wants him to whip the other slaves in order to make them work hard. He is a skilled musician, and plays popular songs such as “Stairway to Heaven” on his guitar. Schultz becomes concerned when he sees that Candie’s new assistant is not letting the slaves free time, just like himself.

Who is the most loved character ?

Django is loved by many. He is a nice man who has been enslaved by Calvin Candie. There is a scene in the film where he explains to Schultz why he will not just leave his wife and go on his own. Although the owner of the plantation himself, Calvin Candie, wants to buy Django and make him his slave, Django refuses and stays loyal to Schultz.

Would you recommend watching this ?

I would recommend this to people who like flim about slavery and how slaves were treated. I think it is a good film which shows how black folk have been treated by white folk, but also how they can be free. Thanks for reading !

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