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Inglourious Basterds Meme - Day Eleven

Favourite Minor Character - Perrier LaPadite

By all measures, Perrier LaPadite should have been a forgettable character. He barely says anything, appears in only one scene, and must share the screen with Hans Landa.

Despite these impediments, Denis Menochet does with body language and facial expressions what many actors struggle to do with an entire script. Just re-watch the first scene and focus on his face. The tension we feel as an audience is entirely his tension.

In a way, Perrier LaPadite is not memorable because he’s in the first scene - rather, the first scene is memorable because he’s in it. 

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favorite scenes: the interrogation of Monsieur LaPadite from Inglourious Basterds (2009)

At a certain point he brings out this pipe, and what pipe does he bring out, it’s the Sherlock Holmes pipe. One, you could say it’s a sexual thing: ‘my pipe is bigger than yours’ and the other thing you could say is 'I know you’re lying and I got you.’ So maybe he doesn’t smoke a pipe at all, it’s simply just an interrogation technique to send the farmer to hell. It’s simply an act of theatre. - Quentin Tarantino [source]