Writer-director Taika Waititi brings his signature irreverence and pathos to this smart World War II-era satire. A lonely young boy, Jojo is living in Germany in the final days of the war, with the crumbling Nazi regime vicious to the last. With his father gone, Jojo is a game if somewhat inept member of the Hitler Youth, his imaginary friend none other than Adolf Hitler. But when he discovers his mother has been hiding a young Jewish girl in their house, he is forced to confront his own convictions. Tackling the ludicrousness of racism and nationalism head on, Waititi has crafted an audacious, cartoon-like black comedy that also boasts emotional depth and tenderness.