Movie Question of the Week – 10/4/11

04 Oct

In honor of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction being released today on Blu-Ray, this week’s question will come from Inglorious Basterds.  The person who provides the best answer and gives us a “like” on Facebook will win a Blu-Ray copy of either The Lion King or Fast Five.  Your choice.

When German SS officer Colonel Hans Landa is eating strudel with Shoshanna and offers her a glass of milk, does he really know her true identity? Yes or No? Explain!  🙂


Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Movie Question of the Week


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8 responses to “Movie Question of the Week – 10/4/11

  1. ronkaplan

    October 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    No. I don’t think he would jeopardize the premier of the movie just to play a cat and mouse game with her. Unless someone thinks that all his subterfuge would lead to his meeting with Aldo Raine and a free trip to the U.S. As confident and arrogant as he was, though, I can’t believe he would have planned that far in advance.

  2. Fogs

    October 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm


    She was going under a new name. Lands had also never really seen her, except running away from him.

    As was mentioned, he would never jeopardize the lives of so many high ranking officials had he known.

    Any scrutiny he places her under is most likely simply a habit of his, by this point. He’s grown accustomed to putting people under scrutiny in order to feel out their sympathies and allegiances, not to mention their potential religious persuasions.

    It’s simply in his blood.

  3. CineSportsTalk

    October 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Don’t forget that part of the contest is to LIKE us on Facebook – follow this link to do it!

    • Fogs

      October 7, 2011 at 8:24 am

      What if we ALREADY like you on Facebook? LOL… I’ll give your posts some likes too, how’s that? 😀


    October 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I think this scene, much like the “What is in the briefcase” scene in Pulp Fiction, was meant to be left up to your own interpretation. We can really make assumptions for both theories.

    He did know- In the opening scene when Landa is interrogating Lapetite, he states that he is different because he “thinks like a jew”. He KNEW that Lapetite was hiding the family under the floor boards. Much like the later “milk” scene involving Shoshanna, he studies the reaction of his subjects to come to a reasonable conclusion. He is a human lie detector. The latter scene in the restaurant is much the same, and if his plan was to get out of the SS and try to gain immunity, why not let her go and see how everything pans out? If she was in fact the young girl who got away, and he knew the film premiere would be at her cinema…obviously something would come of it.

    He did not know- Why would he know and let her walk out of that restaurant knowing she was a #1-The Jew that got away and #2- She would jeopardize the security of nearly every high ranking German official? One could also assume that he couldn’t have possibly known because he never actually saw her face.

    My conclusion is that HE DID KNOW. After watching the opening scene and the restaurant scene back to back, Landa’s mannerism’s are identical. His facial expressions are identical. He thinks like a Jew, knew her approximate age,height, and weight. He lets the camera men go take their seats after clearly realizing they didn’t speak a lick of Italian. Why? Because his plan was well under way. Shoshanna was one of the cogs that kept his plan running and he knew if he didn’t get what he wanted, he could squash the plan at any time. Why would he risk the safety of high ranked members of the German SS to have the Premiere at a rinky dink Cinema.

    I prefeThe Lion King Blu-Ray 🙂

  5. Steve

    October 11, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Congrats to Fogs! The Lion King is on its way to you! Thanks for participating!

    The new question of the week is now up!


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