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thumbnail Das weiße Band-Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (The White Ribbon) (2009, Germany)

Drama, Event, Mystery , trackback

Director: Michael Haneke

Starring: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Duration: 144 mins

Rated: R

Summary:

Set in a village in Protestant northern Germany on the eve of World War 1, The White Ribbon captures a mood of thickening tension and mounting violence as a series of brutal but apparently unrelated events, which gradually take on the character of ritual punishment, turn the people of the village against each other and shatter what remains of a fragile social consensus. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. Celebrated Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s fi lm is a dense account of childhood, courtship, family and class relations in a painfully repressed and repressive society.

A tale of the past that points to the future. A picture that will be viewed and discussed for decades to come.” (The Guardian)

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, 2009

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