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The White RibbonThe latest drama from director Michael Haneke (Caché) took the Palme d'Or at Cannes, but it's a misanthropic oddball of a movie. Set in a...The White RibbonWar, Foreign Language, DramaThe latest drama from director Michael Haneke (Caché) took the Palme d'Or at Cannes, but it's a misanthropic oddball of a movie. Set in a...2009-12-30Leonie BeneschChristian FriedelErnst JacobiLeonie Benesch, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi
The White Ribbon | SHADES OF GRAY Christian Friedel and Leonie Benesch star in the oddball movie The White Ribbon .

SHADES OF GRAY Christian Friedel and Leonie Benesch star in the oddball movie The White Ribbon.

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The White Ribbon

Genre: War, Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Leonie Benesch, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi; Director: Michael Haneke; Author: Michael Haneke

The latest drama from director Michael Haneke (Caché) took the Palme d’Or at Cannes, but it’s a misanthropic oddball of a movie. Set in a German village on the eve of World War I, The White Ribbon treats a dozen characters so coldly they could be rats in a maze. Violence plagues the town, and a trio of patriarchal bastards — a doctor, a pastor, and a baron — oppress everyone around them. Yet it’s the children you really have to watch out for. Shot in vivid black and white, the movie is like Village of the Damned directed by Ingmar Bergman, only without Bergman’s intensity. B?

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