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Jojo a powerful piece of timely satire

by Chuck Koplinski

Taika Waititi pulls off quite the high-wire act both in front of and behind the camera with Jojo Rabbit, an audacious piece of work that looks at Nazi Germany through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy whose imaginary friend just happens to be Adolf Hitler. In adapting Christine Leunens' dark novel, the filmmaker injects his trademark brand of quirk (What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarök) to this tale of one young boy's moral awakening, while effectively skewering a society that would allow a small-minded bigot to lead them...

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