Monday, 25 July 2011

The White Ribbon


The White Ribbon


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).

Cast:
  • Christian Friedel as the school teacher
  • Ernst Jacobi as narrator (the school teacher many years later)
  • Leonie Benesch as Eva, nanny to the baron and baroness's twin babies
  • Ulrich Tukur as the baron
  • Ursina Lardi as the baroness, Marie-Louise
  • Fion Mutert as Sigmund, their oldest son
  • Michael Kranz as Sigmund's tutor
  • Burghart Klaußner as the pastor

Trailer:



The plot is awesome. The images in black and white make the film completely different. Totally recommended.
Watch it and comment!

18 comments:

  1. no matter how, your posts always get my attention! good job!

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  2. The black and white really does make this a whole new film. I'll have to check it out. Reminds me of when I played Saboteur.

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  3. Kinda strange to think that even today movies are being made in black and white, for effect this time though.

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  4. I genuinely sometimes prefer subtitled films, I feel like it draws you in more, thoughts?

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  5. As i try to do with every one of your movies (that are really interesting), I'll check this one too.
    Nice blog, mate =)

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  6. I've seen a few black and white films, and I think it adds to the depth of the film. I agree with Tom, I think other languages sound more aesthetically pleasing than English a lot of the time, and reading the subtitles lets you get that as well as understanding it

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  7. I really think that German cinema has come along way in the last decade, and I will definitely be sure to check this out.

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  8. Thanks for recommending the best, definitely I'll watch it.

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  9. Looks like a very interesting film.

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  10. Might have to track this down and watch it, sounds pretty good so far

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  11. Sounds interesting, hopefully i can manage to find it.

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  12. Looks like a very interesting use of black and white on film, in this day and age. I will definitely have to check this one out. :)

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  13. Hell yeah, this movie looks awesome even though (in my opinion) black and white indie movies tend to suck ass. Followed!

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  14. Interesting... not a big fan of subtitles... but I might have to check it out.

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