Trailer drops for Taika Waititi's Hitler-based anti-hate satire
Handling politcal satire or pretty much anything Hitler related can be a tricky balancing act, but that is exactly what writer/director Taika Waititi with the immenent release of his new film Jojo Rabbit.
Billed as an anti-hate satire, the Thor:Ragnarok director's upcoming film takes place in a Hitler Youth camp, starring Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Waititi himself as a rather paunchy Adolf Hitler.
The dark comedy stars newcomer Roman Griffin Davis in the main role as Jojo, a young and enthusiastic member of the Hitler Youth who discovers that his parents are keeping a big secret.
Waititi — who the trailer calls a “visionistical director” — has built his career around off-kilter narratives that seek to upend prejudices and tell stories about underdogs and outsiders through comedy, in movies like Eagle vs. Shark (2007) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014), and episodes of the HBO series Flight of the Conchords.