20 Things You Somehow Missed In Inglourious Basterds

19. Hans Landa Only Greets The LaPadite Daughter With Aryan Features

Inglourious Basterds

In the film's unforgettable opening sequence, Colonel Hans Landa (an Oscar-winning Christoph Waltz) pays a visit to Perrier LaPadite's (Denis Ménochet) farm, and upon entering his abode, finds LaPadite's three daughters lined up.

Landa's eyes are drawn immediately to Charlotte (Léa Seydoux), but you probably didn't notice why.

Charlotte is the only one of the three to have blonde hair and blue eyes - the distinct Aryan features - while Charlotte's sisters have dark hair and brown eyes, which seemingly wouldn't interest Landa much.

You can certainly argue that Landa was simply drawn to Léa Seydoux's over-the-odds beauty, but it's difficult to accept that this wasn't an intentional flourish from a filmmaker as detail-orientated as Tarantino.


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