Plot Synopsis Revealed For Tarantino’s Django Unchained

After dropping the first teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django Unchained on Thursday, The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures have now released a full, four-paragraph synopsis for the film, which opens Dec. 25:

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.

There you have it. Seems like a lot has been explained in the synopsis, but knowing Tarantino half of this might be back story or flashback material. The writer/director’s track record in the new century seems to be evaluated differently by just about everyone, with the two Kill Bill films, the Death Proof entry in Grindhouse and the Oscar-nominated Inglourious Basterds under his belt.

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  • http://twitter.com/BrothaDoug Christopher Douglas

    It’s like ROOTS meets KILL BILL. This also reminds me of that Boondocks episode about  CATCHER FREEMAN.

  • Lastnamecumbie

    It has one hell of a cast and it is a Tarantino movie I will see it especially when it comes on dvd

  • Gotmskylover

    Now all I have to to is keep my composure until Chrismas:)