Shosanna Dreyfus, a Jewish teenager, witnesses the murder of her family at the hands of a sinister Nazi colonel known as "the Jew Hunter. " Narrowly escaping, Shosanna flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a movie theater. There she encounters a group of Jewish-American soldiers organized by the fast-talking outlaw Lieutenant Aldo Raine, a hillbilly from the Tennessee mountains. The soldiers, known simply as "the Basterds," have been handpicked to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally murdering as many Nazis as they can. A mutual desire for retribution has led them, together with German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark, to converge under Shosanna's cinema marquee, where the premiere of a Nazi propaganda film is about to begin - and every leader of the Third Reich is about to meet his end. ..