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).
- 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
The plot is awesome. The images in black and white make the film completely different. Totally recommended.
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