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Eli Roth Fuels ‘BaSterds’ Role With Holocaust Fury

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/eli_roth_fuels_basterds_role_with_holocaust_fury_20090818

When the extreme horror auteur Eli Roth visited Germany to promote his 2005 hit, “Hostel,” journalists asked how he dared make such a sexually sadistic movie. Roth, now a still-boyish 37-year-old, had already cemented his reputation as one of the most successful directors to push the so-called “torture porn” genre to grisly new heights; “Hostel” pushed it even further with its tale of smug American college students who become the playthings of wealthy sadists abroad.

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