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Jojo Rabbit

Dir: Taika Waititi
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson
108mins   2020   UK   12A   English   

A lonely young boy, Jojo is living in Germany in the final days of the war, with the Nazi regime, though crumbling, remaining vicious to the last. With his father gone, Jojo is a game if somewhat inept member of the Hitler Youth, his imaginary friend none other than Adolf Hitler. But when he discovers his mother has been hiding a young Jewish girl in their house, he is forced to confront the veracity of his own beliefs.

'For some, the subject should be no laughing matter, but Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb and his brand of winningly juvenile humour underpinned by sweetness is an ideal fit for a child's-eye view of events' - Emma Simmonds, The List