The White Ribbon

Synopsis & Film Details

The World War I drama Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon) won both the Palme d’Or Award and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The film tells the story of a Protestant village in northern Germany, where the families and children of a church and school run by the local schoolteacher experience a series of bizarre incidents that assume the characteristics of a punishment ritual. Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, whose previous work includes The Piano Teacher and Caché (Hidden), both writes and directs. In German, Italian, Polish and Latin, with English subtitles.

Directed by Michael Haneke
Germany (2009)
144 minutes. Rated R. 35mm.