Tarantino: Slavery far worse than brutal ‘Django’


Austrian born actor Christoph Waltz smiles during a photo call ahead of tonight’s premiere of his movie “Django Unchained” in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP

BERLIN — Quentin Tarantino says the brutal abuse of black slaves shown in his latest movie “Django Unchained” pales in comparison to the violence that was commonplace during the slavery era.

The director told reporters Tuesday ahead of the launch of the movie in Germany that “the truth, or the reality, was a thousand times worse than what I showed.”

Tarantino said he wouldn’t have been able to show the full extent of violence perpetrated by American slave owners.

The R-rated movie stars Jamie Foxx as a slave going on a killing spree of white slave owners and overseers just before the Civil War.

The cast also includes Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tarantino’s movie was released in U.S. theaters Dec. 25.

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  • I am the smrt

    This Movie was awesome! Definitely Quentin Tarantino’s best. The movie theater was packed and  every 2 seconds people were shocked or laughing. it was quite a thrill ride! i recommend this movie to anyone who loves QTs movies and who doesn’t get offended easily. People complain about the use of the N word but it’s really not a big deal. that is just the way it was in the 1800’s. the characters were so well done too. everyone acted in such a believable way. 

  • etobsify

    SISTERAKAS.. alis ka na please! tutal tiba-tiba ka naman na. i’m excited to watch django and les miz

  • el_latigo

    Quentin Tarantino as a movie director is in a league of his own, period. 

  • catmanjohn

    Aside from slavery, there was the extermination of the American Indian, which hardly gets the attention and discussion, if truth be told.

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