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Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), buys the freedom of a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx), and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a ruthless plantation owner.
Quentin Tarantino knows that a man of color makes an unconventional hero in a revenge-flick — that’s why he made the film. It’s been long overdue. With Django Unchained, that film has finally arrived and it has arrived in style. Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and meticulously written, it’s Tarantino at his most epic.
Witty dialogue, check. Excessive profanity especially use the word ‘nigger’, check. Excessive violence including testicles getting blown off, check. Soulful musical score, check. Sometimes non-linear narrative, check. Shots of women’s feet, check. Very great character driven plot, check. An actual spaghetti western, even though it takes place in the American South, check.
Django Unchained may go down at some point as Tarantino’s greatest film.