Django Unchained review

Django Unchained is a 2013 movie directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film deals with the part of American history concerning the slavery of black people, but in a different context; that of the Italian western films that the director is always appreciated. “Django Unchained” is inspired by the film “Django” by Sergio Corbucci.

The protagonist, the slave Django (Jamie Foxx), is freed by Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter, who needs the protagonist’s help to recognize the wanted. They become friends Schultz decides to teach Django his trade and to help him find and free his wife, Broohmilda( Kerry Washington). Broohmilda “belongs” to the ruthless slave-boy Calvin Candie (Leonardo Dicaprio) that the two men will try to deceive despite the various “obstacles” like the black servant Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) who ironically turns to Django with racist doing.

Personally, I found the film amazing in every respect: from the cast to the screenplay studied in detail, with characteristic details of both western films and the period of black slavery (the film won the Oscar as best screenplay).

Dicaprio’s performance highlights once again his ability to adapt to every role and every situation (a fact that he later confirmed in the film The Revenant, which in 2016 led him to finally win the Oscar). On the set of Django Unchained the actor was injured but continued to act without leaving the part, so that the original scene in which he was injured remained in the film. He also had to overcome his morality to play his character, being very uncomfortable in mistreating his colleagues.

Still speaking of performances, Christoph Waltz received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor thanks to the role of Dr King Schultz.

As soundtrack to the story of Django we find the music of Ennio Morricone.

The film, as I said before, is in my opinion very well done, I looked at it as enchanted and above all I appreciated its complexity and the ability of Quentin Tarantino usual of his films to study in detail the violent scenes that are never ends in themselves.

Valeria Del Sordo 4N