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Poking fun at Nazis isn't new, but 'Jojo Rabbit' is still fresh

From Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator to Mel Brooks' The Producers, we have been fed a parade of the absurd when it comes to Nazis and their ideals. Now Taika Waititi can add his name to the list of directors who take a swipe at Germany's greatest shame. In Jojo Rabbit we experience the waning days of World War 2 through the eyes of a dedicated Hilter-fan, 10-year-old Jojo. A staunch believer in das Führer to the point of imagining Hitler as his imaginary friend, Jojo aims to be the best little Nazi that he can be.

But his image of the world begins to change when he discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his house. Confronted with a reality that doesn't match the propaganda, Jojo grapples with what to believe in.

Hilarious to the point it's not, Jojo Rabbit is a dark satire that is a must-see this fall.

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