over 3 years
A village so backward and blind they are unable to see crime if it kicks them in the face.
over 5 years
Complex story, great setting. Brilliant arrangement of characters. Superb cinematography.
over 6 years
Unglaublich schweres Portrait von Gewalt, Hass, verdrehten Idealen und einem Dorf.
over 6 years
A quiet argument on the youth of Germany before WWI (i.e. the adults of WW2)
The White Ribbon is a 2009 Austrian-German film, released in black and white, written and directed by Michael Haneke. The drama darkly depicts society and family in a northern German village just before World War I. According to Haneke, the film is about "the origin of every type of terrorism, be it of political or religious nature."
Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (literally, "The White Ribbon, a German Children's Story") premiered at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in May 2009 and won the Palme d'Or, followed by positive reviews and several other major awards, including the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film received two nominations for Academy Awards: 2009 Best Foreign Language Film (representing Germany) and 2009 Best Cinematography (Christian Berger).
The memories of an unnamed elderly tailor form a parable from the distant year he worked as a village schoolteacher and met his fiancée Eva.
The setting is the fictitious Protestant village...