A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
While truly believing he is a Nazi despite not really knowing what that means, he has to decide whether to follow what he has been taught in hating and trying to kill any Jewish person despite knowing that killing is not in his true nature. Not doing so might have larger consequences for his family.
This shocking new reality is so much different from the hypnotic indoctrinations he’s absorbed. But does everything happen for a reason? Are the others always the enemy? In a mad world, devoured by fear and prejudice, is youthful innocence humankind’s redemption?