Toronto, Sept 19 (Canadian-Media): Writer director Taika Waititi's latest film, Jojo Rabbit narrates the story of lonely German boy Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), based on his own life spent in a prejudiced society.
Taika Waitti, who plays the role of Jojo's imaginary friend, presents through Jojo a child’s eye view of an intolerant society after completely brainwashing the 10-year old Jojo.
Then one day Jojo discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Jojo who was taught to hate Jewish finds his safety at home with his endangered. He felt that even his imaginary friend Hitler cannot protect him against the fear that gripped him.
Through Jojo's story, the director reveals with humour and pathos, the sad story of how hate preys on the weak and the young, and how history keeps repeating itself.
New Zealand-based Taika Waititi is a writer, director, and actor and has written and directed the feature films Eagle vs Shark (07), Boy (10), What We Do in the Shadows (14), and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (16), and, as director, Thor: Ragnarok (17). Jojo Rabbit (19) is his latest film.
Casting of the film is Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)