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White Ribbon, from Croisette to German screens


After the triumph of Austrian director Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
at the latest Cannes Festival, where it won the Palme d'Or, the FIPRESCI Prize and the French National Education Award, Berlin-based X-Verleih has brought the film’s release date forward from November 12 to October 15 (i.e. a few days before the French release on October 21 by Les Films du Losange).

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Co-produced by Germany’s X Filme Creative Pool, The White Ribbon takes the form of a compelling rural thriller set in a pious German village on the eve of the First World War. It describes the different degrees of evil through the extraordinary child characters and local figures (priest, major landowner, midwife and doctor) played by Christian Friedel, Ulrich Tukur, Burghart Klaußner, Josef Bierbichler and Susanne Lothar.

(Translated from French)

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