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comes to believe that a rash of deadly accidents befalling the townsfolk may be the work of one or more of his eerily withdrawn, stoic pupils.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
Michael Haneke ('The Seventh Continent', 'Funny Games', 'Code Unknown', 'The Piano Teacher', 'Hidden')
Michael Haneke
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.