Cinema is more than just putting some actors to perform in front of a camera. You have to tell a story, and that is not always achieved with direct action or dialogue.
Tarantino also knows how to use small signals then are the key to a scene. In the tavern scene Inglorious Basterds, everything takes place in a single brutal shot that begins with a too British gesture to say "three", followed by a turn of the head and too long and thoughtful look the most Hellstrom.
The composition of this scene leaves also see much of the face of increasingly uncomfortable Lieutenant Archie Hicox (Fassbender). As if that were not enough, the ambient sound cheerful tavern gives way to an awkward silence. Later, Tarantino explains the scene verbally in the film itself if anyone was confused.
World War II (1939-1945). In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family by Colonel Hans Landa order (Christoph Waltz). After fleeing to Paris, adopts a new identity as the owner of a movie theater.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) trains a group of Jewish soldiers ( "The Basterds") to attack specific targets. Raine men and a German actress (Diane Kruger), who works for the allies, must carry out a mission that will fall to the leaders of the Third Reich. Destiny wants everyone under the marquee of a theater where Shosanna waiting for revenge.