The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

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"Michael Haneke’s Cannes winner is a meticulously executed drama of life in a German small-town ahead of World War I... While Tarantino was busy romanticizing the downfall of German fascism, Michael Haneke set about exploring its roots, a masterful sociological drama that brought the Austrian filmmaker (who previously won Cannes’ Grand Jury Prize for The Piano Teacher and Best Director for Hidden) his long-overdue Palme d’Or. The setting is a rural German village during the year lead-up to World War I, where the local schoolteacher comes to believe that a rash of deadly accidents befalling the townsfolk may be the work of one or more of his eerily withdrawn, stoic pupils. (World Cinema Showcase 2010)

2009Rating: M, some content may disturb145 minsGermany, Austria, France, ItalyGerman with English subtitles
CrimeDramaMysteryHistoricalWorld Cinema
Director:
Michael Haneke ('The Seventh Continent', 'Funny Games', 'Code Unknown', 'The Piano Teacher', 'Hidden')
Writer:
Michael Haneke
Cast:
Christian FriedelErnst JacobiLeonie BeneschUlrich TukurUrsina LardiBurghart Klaussner

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The White Ribbon | Awards

Award Winner
Palm d'Or (Best Film) winner at Cannes Film Festival, 2009. Best Foreign Film winner at the Golden Globes, 2010.

The White Ribbon | Release Details

The White Ribbon is available to stream in New Zealand now on Shudder and Beamafilm.