Official Synopsis for Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED

     April 13, 2012


Following the release of the excellent teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, The Weinstein Company has now released the film’s official synopsis.  Briefly, the movie takes place before the Civil War, and follows Django (Jamie Foxx), an escaped slave who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to rescue Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).  The outstanding cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Garrett Dillahunt, Walton Goggins, RZA, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Hit the jump to check out the full synopsis.  Django Unchained opens December 25th.

django-unchained-movie-poster-teaserHere’s the official synopsis for Django Unchained:

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

  • Ben

    This is going to be amazing.

  • Jason White

    totally going to be one of the films of the year…

  • DH

    My name is Dirk and I hate work.

  • Dan

    I now know what I’m gonna be doing for Christmas day

  • Ben²

    This sounds bad. Almost as bad as Inglourious Basterds.

    • That Film Nerd

      ahhh shut uppp, was Inglorious Basterds bad? I think not. Quentin has not made one bad movie yet.

    • Jake

      The only Tarantino movie that is less than great is Death Proof, hated most of that movie. But Kurt Russell and the end chase scene were awesome.

  • Corey

    DiCaprio’s surrounded by a bunch of Academy Award winners when he remains but a nominee. Haha. Just kidding though. DiCaprio should’ve won one by now.

  • Meredith

    This sounds freaking amazing! I can’t wait!!

  • Nick

    This may be the movie were Leo finally gets an Ocsar. QT,s script and a southern dirty draw, this should be classic!!!

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  • AlexHeyNa

    This could’ve been Will Smith’s Oscar… too bad he’d rather go for money (despite the fact that he’s one of the richest men in the world right now).

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  • bp

    You know know everything that happens in the movie. This synopsis gave away everything except the very end of the film. Why would they do that? Baffling.

  • Kimian

    I think Smith likes to work with lesser known directors who have great scripts,rather than work with a big director who can give sure success .

    • AlexHeyNa

      Great scripts? They were writing MIB 3 WHILE they were shooting…that’s not even an okay script. That’s just awful.

    • Dsimolke

      Kimian — what you said here is completely false. It’s literally just incorrect; there’s nothing to discuss.

  • Amardeep Lakra

    Expecting great cinematic experience this Christmas.

  • Sccitylhh

    Tarantino is second to none at naming his characters. Broomhilda. Ace Woody. Calvin Candie. Awesome.

    • Crimson

      I thought this film was based on a book so the character names are not Tarantino’s creation.

      • Dsimolke

        Crimson — you didn’t hear this was based on a book. You are making that up. No one has said that, it hasn’t been printed anywhere. Refrain from makin this sort of comment in the future. It sullies the comment section.

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