The Nazi Germany set, anti-hate satire “Jo Jo Rabbit” has captured the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award.
The New Zealand film maker behind “Jo Jo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi, called it a huge honour..
Waititi plays the part of Adolf Hitler in the film which tells the story of a German boy who dreams of being a good Nazi. His world is turned upside down when he discovers a Jewish girl being hidden in his home by his mother.
During the festival, Waititi defended his film against those critical of its whimsical feel and irreverent take on the waning days of the Nazi regime saying “more than ever, it’s vital that we remind people of what happened during the Second World War.”