INGLORIOUS BASTARDS – While filming a scene, a fire was so severe that two Inglorious Basterds actors could have lost their lives.
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[Mis à jour le 19 novembre 2020 à 20h50] It came close to it, and yet, hard to imagine when watching Inglourious Basterds that two actors could have lost their lives during the filming. The drama could have happened during the capture of one of the final scenes, when the cinema of Shoshanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) catches fire with many Nazis (including Hitler) inside. During an interview with HuffPost Live in 2015, actor Eli Roth (Donowitz) explained that he and Omar Doom “almost died cremated” while filming this footage. The fire should have been brought under control, but the presence of decorative elements such as flags and theater seats made the fire worse. ATwhen the technical teams thought that the fire would burn up to 400 ° C, the temperature rose to 1 200°C !
Fortunately, Eli Roth and Omar Doom (Ulmer) came out with minor injuries. However, the firefighters present on the spot would have declared that everything was played out in 15 seconds: in this period of time, the metal structure could have collapsed and the two actors died of burns. The fall of the swastika during this scene of Inglourious Basterds would not have been foreseen either: due to the heat, the cables gave way. Fortunately, there was more fear than harm, and this spectacular scene remains in the minds of many moviegoers today!
Synopsis – Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) helplessly witnessed the execution of his family on the orders of SS Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). The young woman manages to escape and goes to Paris where she becomes the owner of a cinema. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) is setting up a commando of American Jewish soldiers feared for their violence against the German occupation troops: the Bastards. Their goal is to enjoy a cinema session where many officials of the Third Reich will be gathered in order to eliminate them. But Shosanna is also leading her personal vendetta.