Along with playing the vengeful Sgt. Donny Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, Eli Roth spent a little time behind the camera filming the short Stolz der Nation or Nation's Pride. For the uninitiated, I'll try to explain without being spoileriffic. Basically, the screening of the film plays an important part in the latter half of the story. It's a piece of German war propaganda cooked up by Joseph Goebbels (Sylvester Groth), which stars Pvt. Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Brühl) as himself -- a fighter who becomes a war hero after he basically sits in a high tower for a few days and picks off hundreds of enemy soldiers in Italy.

As the Blu-ray explains, Roth went out and shot a stunning number of shots in a very short period of time, and it all came together in this sniper-filled short. It's mostly a lot of black and white carnage of Zoller picking guys off one by one, and growling at a particularly "cowardly" soldier with a baby, but there is also a brief cameo at roughly three and a half minutes in between Quentin Tarantino himself (shot only from the back of the head, and his second cameo after an earlier scalping) and Bo Svenson, the actor who starred in Enzo G. Castellari's The Inglorious Bastards back in 1978.

Check out Nation's Pride after the jump.



[via FilmJunk]