Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
The Weinstein Co has released a faux trailer for Nation’s Pride, the movie within the movie of Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds. Here is some context: In the film, the world premiere of Joseph Goebbels’ Nazi propaganda film Nation’s Pride is a setting for one of the key moments in the story. The film tells the story of German War Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Bruhl). Bits and pieces from the film appear during Basterds. I could explain more but it might ruin part of the film (if you’ve seen the trailer then you can likely connect some of the dots).
The faux trailer was actually directed by Eli Roth, who also stars in Tarantino’s film. Technically I guess you could call this Roth’s follow-up to Thanksgiving, the faux horror trailer he created for the Grindhouse double feature. Of course, the faux trailer is in English and has all sorts of modern day trailer editing effects. It would have been nice to see a faux aged retro looking German language English-subtitled trailer, but maybe I’m asking for too much. Watch the trailer after the jump.
In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as “the basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own…. Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS weaves together infamous, oppressed, real and larger-than-life the stories of WWII.
Watch the trailer in higher resolution on Apple.com. Inglourious Basterds hits theaters on August 21st 2009.