The White Ribbon
Nominated for two 2009 Academy Awards and Golden Globe 2009 Award Winner - Best Foreign Language Film
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 29, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - German
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, Michael Kranz, Burghart Klaussner, Steffi Kuehnert, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Thibault Serie, Josef Bierbichler, Rainer Bock & Susanne Lothar|
|Directed by||Michael Haneke|
|Narrated by||Ernst Jacobi|
|Screenwriting by||Michael Haneke|
|Produced by||Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Ménégoz & Andrea Occhipinti|
|Director of Photography:||Christian Berger|
|Executive Production by||Michael Katz|
THE WHITE ROOM is an artful examination of a small town and small-mindedness and the potential for full-blown, large-scale evil.
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Haneke both enthralls and repells us, luring us into a world where all feelings are buried deep beneath the quaint and idyllic surface. Full Review
From the Front Row
Rating: 4/4 -- It magnetizes us through profound degrees of mystery, psychology, dramatic intensity and perceptive dialogue, and then still retains enough power after the closing credits to leave us in thoughtful contemplation of its more cerebral perspectives. Full Review
But along with a finely crafted screenplay, the film's truly brilliant touch, and what makes this nightmarish fable all the more effective and original, is its stunning black and white photography. Full Review
Shot in vivid black and white, the movie is like VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED directed by Ingmar Bergman... -- Grade: B-
3.5 stars out of 4 -- Shot in stunning black-and-white by the gifted Christian Berger, THE WHITE RIBBON is a toxic blossom of images that burn into your memory...
[T]ense, provocative and unnerving....[The film] could be considered a culmination of this difficult director's brilliant career.
Los Angeles Times
Controversy-courting director Michael Haneke (CACHÉ) earned the Palm d'Or at Cannes in 2009 for this arresting drama set just before World War I. In a small German village, a number of unexplained accidents beset the schoolchildren and their parents. Though they at first appear coincidental, it begins to seem that they are not, in fact, accidents at all.