Jojo Rabbit (2019)

About Jojo Rabbit

“Jojo Rabbit” is a 2019 war comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on Christine Leunens’s 2008 book “Caging Skies”. The film follows the story of a young German boy named Jojo, who is in the Hitler Youth and has Adolf Hitler (played by Taika Waititi) as his imaginary friend.

The cast includes Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson.

Awards and Impact

The film received both critical acclaim and criticism for its portrayal of Nazi Germany and its use of humour in addressing a serious subject.

Despite its controversial nature, “Jojo Rabbit” won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and has sparked discussions about its portrayal of Nazi Germany and its relevance to contemporary political issues. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films of the year.


The film also provides a thought-provoking exploration of the impact of Nazi propaganda on a young boy’s perspective and the societal manipulation into hating minorities, religions, and groups of people, especially in the presence of fake news and social media.

“Jojo Rabbit” portrayal of a young German boy’s experiences during the war, influenced by Nazi propaganda and his imaginary friend in the form of Adolf Hitler, offers insights into the manipulative power of propaganda and the severe consequences of blind faith and ignorance.

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