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Studio:
     The Weinstein Company
Plot:
     A freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from bondage in the antebellum south.
Cast:
     Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson
Rating:
     R
Bottom Line:
     ***

Coverage:
by

Samantha Ofole-Prince

Love him or loathe him, Quentin Tarantino knows how to make movies that create a buzz.

His latest offering “Django Unchained” is a wildly exciting, gory, hilarious, tension-filled movie which is set in the South two years before the Civil War, and stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave who joins forces with a bounty hunter to find his wife.

As the movie begins, we meet Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German dentist turned bounty hunter who is on a hunt for a slave named Django (Foxx). Schultz is intent on collecting the bounty on the murderous Brittle brothers who have become brutal plantation overseers and only Django can identify these three men. Granted his freedom, Django accepts Schultz’s offer for a partnership, and becomes an apprentice bounty hunter, helping him track down wanted men. It’s not long before the duo set their sights on the ultimate target, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), one of the largest plantation owners in Mississippi who purchased Django’s wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) months earlier. Under false pretenses, Django and Schultz visit the plantation but arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave who tries to stop their plans to escape with Broomhilda.

Clearly one of the best movies of 2012, “Django Unchained” has all the vigor, and excitement of the director’s previous offerings. His trademark of amplified violence and vulgar dialogue are in full force in this ‘men-on-a-mission’ western which is set in 1858. The name “Django” will be familiar to fans of Spaghetti Westerns as the hero’s name is borrowed from Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 cult classic starring Franco Nero who also makes a cameo appearance.

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