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The Full Trailer For Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Is Here, And Hitler Would Have Hated It

This film is shaping up to be a glorious and timely insult to Nazis everywhere.

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The full trailer for Taika Waititi’s new “anti-fuckface satire” Jojo Rabbit is here, and it looks like this film is shaping up to be a glorious and timely insult to Nazis everywhere.

Waititi plays a child’s imaginary version of Adolf Hitler in the upcoming film, which has reportedly spooked Disney executives with its bizarre and edgy portrayal of Nazi Germany.

The film centres on Jojo Rabbit (Roman Griffin Davis), a lonely young boy living in Nazi Germany, whose blind nationalism and imaginary friendship with Hitler is challenged when he discovers that his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

And sure, a bumbling, imaginary Hitler as comic relief is edgy enough to spook more than a few people, but as Waititi himself put it, “what better fuck you to that guy?” than having a Jewish, Maori actor playing him in a satire where Nazism is absolutely the butt of the joke.

This new trailer makes it particularly clear that this film is well and truly anti-Nazi. It’s also full of some pretty timely commentary on the state of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in 2019 — the line “you’re not a Nazi, Jojo, you’re a ten-year-old kid who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club” speaks volumes.

Unfortunately, with the trailer comes some sadder news: Australians will have to wait until December 26 to see the film, which comes out in the US on October 18. Until then, you can while away the time watching the trailer below: