In the Movie, Django Unchained, there is a part where Django is in a big gunfight in Candy's House, he stands up and pulls his coat off and it looks like bullets fall to the ground, couldn't quite tell, and I've only seen it once. Does this mean he's bullet-proof, or immortal?! He's never seen wearing anything that could stop bullets.

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    It would make an interesting theory if there is more information or evidence. – Tablemaker Feb 22 '13 at 13:25
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    i assumed those are the shells cast by his own bullet when he fired them. – Dredd Feb 22 '13 at 21:14

Short answer: No

The most obvious explanation of that scene is that the shells were casings from his own bullets or spare ammunition he hadn't been able to load before Stephen (the black estate manager) captured Broomhilda and threatened to shoot her. His action preceding that scene involved sheltering from hostile fire, which he wouldn't need to do if he were bullet or injury proof. And he cast off his coat because he wanted to show he was unarmed.

Earlier scenes also suggest he is not in any way proof against injury. In the early scenes he shows the scars from being in leg irons. In the scenes after he is captured he fears being branded or castrated. His fear certainly suggests he doesn't think he is immune to pain or injury in any way.

And there doesn't appear to be any other hint that he is special elsewhere except that he is both intelligent and a very fast and accurate shot.

  • Thanks Matt, I look forward to the video release to explore this a little more. – BB Stacker Feb 27 '13 at 12:57
  • There's also a similar shot earlier when Shultz tips his hat and bullets fall out. It's likely it's just a stylistic thing – Liath Oct 7 '13 at 9:32

I think what falls to the ground are the big oblong buttons on his coat that are normally found on Western type of jackets. Another theory is that somehow his jacket was bullet proof and those were bullets he was hit with falling out. Unlikely but just a theory.

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    Can you elaborate more on your answer? As it stands I feel this is more a comment than an answer. – MattD Feb 19 '16 at 20:41

They appear to have tapered ends maybe twisted. That could be a black powder paper load with ball and powder or maybe a button. There were no cartridges used in those colt cap and ball revolvers.

  • Unless you have a definitive reference to the ammunition used, I'm fairly sure you are just wrong, especially since we see cartridges at plenty of other points in the movie. – matt_black Feb 6 '17 at 17:28

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