JoJo’s Rabbit is a film by Tyke Waititi, about a Nazi boy who wants to become Hitler’s bodyguard. He is ten years old and he is a child, he has an imaginary friend, he plays with his mother, but the regime eats him. The film is certainly not about Nazism, but about the child and how the film changes his view about world.
I will divide the film into 5 integral parts:
-Directing, visual and camera work
1. The story
The story constuction is very interesting. The first and half of the second act are purely tragicomedy, we are presented with characters: children and how they perceive the fascist regime, adults who are tired of the war and looking at their child as if they see robots with children’s hearts. Film show Jojo’s feelings and how everything is divided for him on the fascist views and the views of the child. After half the second act, and one case (let’s without spoilers), all that he knew is turned over. He feels the influence of Nazism on himself and he does not care; who you are, where you were born, what you believe in. And the second part begins to get angry, but he can’t accept it, too much has happened. So, for this cool idea to divide the film into 2 parts, and not just make a very strong comedy. Great respect for such courage.
The characters are beautiful, multifaceted. Each has its own problems in this society.
Elsa is a Jewish woman who lives in the secret room in their house, she is charismatic, but she has nothing more.
Jojo is a child who feels pressure and at first we see how society crushed him and threw himself into the abyss and, more correctly, to say that with the help of the story we are shown how the character growns up and bacoming himself, not just boy washed by agitation, looking like a thousand like ones, but one who is capable of show the system a protest.
Jojo’s mom is kind, talented, sometimes tough, one who is able to show the system that she have to change
Captain Kenzeldrof is a man who is tired of the war, creative and also unable to show his real self and this is also a big problem for himself .
3. The script
The script is solid, there are almost no story holes,everything are written normally without any problem. All dialogs are well written, so the score will also be a pretty big for the script.
4. Directing, visual and camera work
Directing at a very high level, Taiko shows that he is one of the most talented directors of the new school. His work with children, and indeed work with actors. The mood of his films shows what kind of person he is. The visual is also normal, there was nothing such eye-catching.
Camera work requires a separate analysis, everything is so beautiful and the operator showed the world how the boy sees it (To be honest, the film aesthetically looks very much like the new film of Wes Andersan)
The soundtrack is simply amazing, the whole film is filled with great tracks. I remember most of all: «Everybody’s gotta live».
So, not so much I figured it out, but how much I wrote my feelings for this film. Winner of the nomination: “Best adapted script”, and I think it is deserved, since the film plays with your feelings and all these aspects together give a wonderful film. was to squeeze this concept and make not just the best film of the year, but maybe a new decade.
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