(no spoilers below)
Last week, I watched Quentin Tarantino's latest movie Inglourious Basterds
. Living in a country where it is normal that denoting someone as 'Exile Jew from America
' (original: 'Exil-Jude aus Amerika') causes the district attorney's office to think about jailing you (german article)
(glorifying the National Socialist German Workers Party is strictly forbidden here), it is always a bit difficult to discuss movies like this.
Personally, I didn't like Tarantino's movie that much, but if you are watching the orignal (=non-dubbed) version and do understand german, than it can be quite entertaining: About one third of the movie is completely in german and in contrast to the usual approach of other movies from Hollywood, they used only native speaking german actors, resulting in an unusual experience: German characters in the movie don't speek 'fake-german' as usual and their dialogs even make sense :)
Inglourious Basterds is fictional, making up a story which cannot be taken seriously, but at some points you can get quite pissed: Like a lot other movies and computer games with a plot from WWII, also this movie tells you that all german soldiers have been Nazis and that it is completely ok to kill all of them, preferably in the most cruel way possible. Thinking that today most people seem to get their education from the movies, it is not surprising that most people have no idea that most people in the Wehrmacht have been normal soldiers and that German Soldier != Nazi.
The movie also has some entertaining parts, but I personally think I should have invested my money in a few good books instead. :)