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Django Unchained shows America's violent past

20 December 2012 Last updated at 15:11 GMT

Django Unchained is the latest film from Quentin Tarantino - one of America's most original filmmakers. His new picture is set before the American Civil War and focuses on racism, slavery and many bloody killings. It arrives in cinemas at a sensitive time in the wake of the shootings in Connecticut.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

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