Although a western, the movie dwells on pre-Civil War south. Django (Fox) is a slave who is purchased by Schultz to help track down the notorious Brittle brothers.
Only Django knows how to find them. In exchange for his help, Schultz promised to free him and help him get back his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from evil plantation owner, Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Candie bought her from the Brittles.
Django happens to be the name of a 1966 Italian western that was one of the most violent films ever made up to that point. Whether Tarantino is out to beat that is unknown. But his movie contains plenty of shoot-em-up.
The TV spot lays out the movie’s basic plot in a series of scenes that feature Fox, Waltz and DiCaprio. The shooting starts about mid-way through the clip. Did we mention explosions, too?
Tarantino described “Django Unchained” as “genre film” that deals “with everything that America has never dealt with because it’s ashamed of it, and other countries don’t really deal with because they don’t feel they have the right to.”
The film is set for release Christmas day.