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Director Quentin Tarantino will visit Israel in September for the local premiere of his new movie, "Inglourious Basterds," set for September 17. This will be the first visit to Israel for the American filmmaker.

Some of the movie's actors may also join him.

"Inglourious Basterds" is an epic war film set in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Tarantino says it is a spaghetti western with World War II iconography.

The film premiered in Cannes in May and stars Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Mike Myers, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and Cristoph Waltz, who won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his role in the film.

The movie centers around two main stories: One involving a group of Jewish-American soldiers, known as the Bastards, whose goal is to kill as many Nazis as they can; and the story of a Jewish woman seeking to avenge the death of her family at the hands of an SS colonel called the Jew Hunter.

The film cost $70 million to make and was shot in a number of locations, including Germany.

The film has so far drawn mixed reviews. It will open in the United States on August 21.