Django Unchained

The Weinstein Company / Columbia Pictures Released 2012




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Quentin Tarantino

A freed slave partners with a German-born bounty hunter and endeavors to rescue his love from a devious plantation owner.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Only Tarantino could come up with such a wild cross-cultural mash, a smorgasbord of ingredients stemming from spaghetti Westerns, German legend, historical slavery, modern rap musi...

  • 63

    Slant Magazine

    While the rush toward a conventional climax is confusing, and more than a little disappointing, there's an undeniable pleasure that emerges in seeing Tarantino juggle the dynamite ...

  • 60

    Movieline Alison Willmore

    The film also comes across like a rough cut that was never looked at as a coherent whole, and some segments that start off as promising become interminable while others feel entire...

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    • Production Budget - $100,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $161,253,138 (17th)
      Worldwide gross - $402,353,138 (17th)

    • Filming locations include:
      Jackson Hole, Wyoming
      Edgard, Louisiana
      New Orleans, Louisiana
      Santa Clarita, California
      Lone Pine, California
      Independence, California

    • Other production companies:
      Visiona Romantica (uncredited)
      Alliance Films (CA distributor)

    • Taglines:
      1. Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
      2. This Christmas, Django is off the chain.
      3. The "D" is Silent. Payback Won't Be.

    • Music:
      Django Theme Song (English Version)
      Written by Luis Bacalov
      Performed by Luis Bacalov, Rocky Roberts
      Rito finale
      Written by Ennio Morricone
      The Braying Mule
      Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
      Main Titles Theme Song (Lo chiamavano King)
      Written by Luis Bacalov
      Performed by Luis Bacalov, Edda Dell'Orso
      Norme con ironie
      Written by Ennio Morricone
      Conducted by Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai
      Arranged by Grace Collins
      Town of Silence
      Written by Luis Bacalov
      Performed by Luis Bacalov
      Town of Silence (2nd Version)
      Written by Luis Bacalov
      Performed by Luis Bacalov
      Written by Elayna Boynton, Kelvin Wooten, Anthony Hamilton
      Performed by Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
      La Corsa (2nd Version)
      Written by Luis Bacalov
      Performed by Luis Bacalov
      I Got a Name
      Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
      Performed by Jim Croce
      Dies Irae (Requiem)
      Arranged by Masamichi Amano
      Performed by Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
      I giorni dell'ira
      Written by Riz Ortolani
      The Big Risk
      Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
      100 Black Coffins
      Written by Jamie Foxx and Rick Ross
      Performed by Rick Ross
      Minacciosamente Lotano
      Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
      Trackers Chant
      Written by Ted Neeley
      Performed by Ted Neeley, Bruce Yauger
      Written and Performed by Jerry Goldsmith
      Featuring guest soloist Pat Metheny
      Ancora Qui
      Written by Ennio Morricone and Elisa
      Performed by Elisa
      Sister Sara's Theme
      Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
      Blue Dark Waltz
      Written and Performed by Luis Bacalov
      Für Elise
      Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
      Arranged for harp by Ashley Toman
      Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)
      Performed by James Brown and Tupac Shakur
      The Payback
      as Performed by James Brown
      Written by James Brown, Fred Wesley and John Starks
      Untouchable (Swizz Bratz Remix)
      Performed by Tupac Shakur
      Written by Swizz Beatz, Yafeu Fula, Krayzie Bone, Tupac Shakur, Bruce Washington
      Written by Richie Havens
      Performed by Richie Havens
      Who Did That to You?
      Written by John Legend
      Ain't No Grave (Black Opium Remix)
      Traditional Arrangement by Johnny Cash and Claude Ely
      Performed by Johnny Cash
      To Old to Die Young
      Written by Dege Legg
      Performed by Dege Legg
      Un monumento
      Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
      Trinity: Titoli
      Written by Franco Micalizzi, Harold Stott
      Performed by Annibale E I Cantori Moderni
      Dopo la congiura
      Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
      Ode to Django (The D Is Silent)
      Instruments by RZA and Stone Mecca
      Dialogues Provided by RZA and Rev. William Burks

    • Academy Awards Win:
      1. Supporting Actor - Christophe Walyz
      2. Original Screenplay - Quentin Tarantino

      Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Picture
      2. Cinematography
      3. Sound Editing

      BAFTA Wins:
      1. Original Screenplay
      2. Supporting Actor - Christophe Waltz

      BAFTA Nominations:
      1. Editing
      2. Sound
      3. David Lean Award for Direction - Quentin Tarantino  (won by Ben Affleck for Argo)

      Golden Globes Wins:
      1. Supporting Role - Christoph Waltz
      2. Screenplay

      Golden Globes Nominations:
      1. Director - Quentin Tarantino  (won by Text for Argo)
      2. Best Drama
      3. Supporting Role - Leonardo DiCaprio  (won by Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained)


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