Inglorious Basterds, the movie depicting Jewish soldiers from the United States taking revenge against Nazis during World War II, has tied for best film of the year in the Toronto Film Critics Association's 2009 awards. The film was also nominated for four Golden Globe awards in the United States.
The director Quentin Tarantino, famous for his cult favorites Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs, visited Israel in September for the Israeli debut. At a press conference in Tel Aviv he stated "pretty much all the World War II movies have focused in on the victimization," commenting that he sought a different direction with his action movie. He also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
The movie stars Eli Roth as "The Bear Jew" who kills Nazis with a baseball bat and Brad Pitt as the Gentile army commander who leads the Jewish team.