How the ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Production Team Created a Child’s View of Nazi Germany

How the ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Production Team Created a Child’s View of Nazi Germany
When picturing Nazi Germany during World War II, most people think of black-and-white or sepia-toned images of drab cities. For the cinematographer and production designer of “Jojo Rabbit,” a film set squarely in that time and place, it became clear that the color palette of the era was far more varied than they could have imagined.

As preparation for shooting Taika Waititi’s satire, adapted from Christine Leunens’ book “Caging Skies,” cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. and production designer Ra Vincent researched the era using photos and footage that had been restored to reveal the colors of the period.

“The primary goal was to show environments from a child’s point of view that had a playful nature to them, instead of an adult point of view,” says Vincent. “What the locations department came back with were these little cute Czech villages that were right on the German border. They pretty
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