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The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

by Michael Haneke

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The village of the damned

Review: The White Ribbon

The village of the damned

Mysterious events disturb the seemingly well-ordered life in a German village in 1913. A sumptuous black-and-white film crowned with the Cannes Palme d'Or 2009 

"An ideal raised to the status of an absolute becomes inhuman"

Interview: Michael Haneke • Director

"An ideal raised to the status of an absolute becomes inhuman"

The Austrian director reveals to journalists certain aspects of his method, whilst maintaining, much like his film, an element of mystery as to the possible interpretations of his work 





international title: The White Ribbon
original title: Das Weiße Band
country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2009
directed by: Michael Haneke
screenplay: Michael Haneke
cast: Christian Friedel, Burghart Klaußner, Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler

main awards/selection

European Film Awards 2009Best European Film, Best European Director - Michael Haneke, Best European Screenwriter - Michael Haneke
Cannes 2009Official Selection, Palme d'Or

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