Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 3 January 2020

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

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Writer director Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humour and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy JoJo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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Taika Waititi says Oscar nominations vindicate Jojo Rabbit

14 Jan 2020

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Taika Waititi says that the Oscar recognition for his satirical comedy 'Jojo Rabbit' has vindicated his decision to make his film. The movie, which stars Taika as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, received six nods from the Academy, including…

Taika Waititi had no concerns about making Jojo Rabbit

6 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Taika Waititi had "no concerns" about making 'Jojo Rabbit', despite it being about the Nazis. The filmmaker wrote, directed and stars in the satirical comedy, which follows 10-year-old boy Jojo – played by Roman Griffin Davis – a member of the Hitler…

Taika Waititi embarrassed by Hitler role

24 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Taika Waititi felt "embarrassed" to play Adolf Hitler in his new movie. The director takes on the role of the Nazi leader, who appears as the imaginary friend of a 10-year-old German boy in 'Jojo Rabbit', and was mortified by his appearance when he…

Taika Waititi was embarrassed about playing Hitler in Jojo Rabbit

28 Nov 2019

Film gossip

Taika Waititi felt "embarrassed" playing Adolf Hitler in 'Jojo Rabbit'. The actor and director portrays the Nazi dictator in the satirical film and admits it was awkward dressing as Hitler on set. Taika told Empire magazine: "I was just sort of…

Taika Waititi wanted Hollywood star to play Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit

18 Oct 2019

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Taika Waititi says he was "blackmailed" into playing Adolf Hitler in 'Jojo Rabbit'. The 44-year-old actor and director – who is also at the helm of the Nazi satire – stars as a fictional version of the dictator, and he has admitted he originally…

Jojo Rabbit

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LFF 2019: Taika Waititi's conceptually courageous wartime comedy pulls it off with charm

Nazism is tricky terrain for a comedy, to put it mildly, so a daffy take on Hitler is really pushing it. But Taika Waititi isn't just any old director; the New Zealander's films (which include What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople as…

Taika Waititi thinks comedy can be used against hate

7 Oct 2019

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Taika Waititi thinks comedy can be used against hate. The 44-year-old star directs and stars as a fictional version of Adolf Hitler in Nazi satire 'Jojo Rabbit', and he believes that humour is an "effective weapon" against prejudice. Speaking at…

Taika Waititi wasn't uncomfortable playing Hitler in Jojo Rabbit

16 Sep 2019

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Taika Waititi "didn't feel uncomfortable" playing Adolf Hitler in 'Jojo Rabbit'. The 44-year-old director took on the role of the Nazi dictator in his new movie and Taika admitted he is surprised by how the movie is "weirdly relevant" in 2019, years…

Stephen Merchant stars as a Gestapo agent in Jojo Rabbit

19 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Stephen Merchant is set to play a Gestapo agent in Taika Waititi's war-time satire 'Jojo Rabbit'. The 43-year-old writer - who is, perhaps, best known for his award-winning partnership with fellow comedian Ricky Gervais - has been cast as Captain…

Taika Waititi teases new movie Jojo Rabbit

1 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Taika Waititi has revealed his new movie 'Jojo Rabbit' will "p**s off a lot of racists". The 42-year-old filmmaker is directing his latest project, and Taika has given fans an insight into what they can expect from the "anti-war satire", revealing…

Sam Rockwell joins Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit

24 Apr 2018

Film gossip

Sam Rockwell is joining Scarlett Johansson in World War II movie 'Jojo Rabbit'. The 'Avengers: Infinity War' actress is already on board to play a mother who is hiding a Jewish girl in her home during the reign of Adolf Hitler when her German son…

Scarlett Johansson to star in World War II movie Jojo Rabbit

29 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Scarlett Johansson is in talks to star in the World War II movie 'Jojo Rabbit'. The 33-year-old actress is set to play a mother who is hiding a Jewish girl in her home during the reign of Adolf Hitler but her German son discovers her secret, Variety…

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