Overall Rank: 2514
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 53
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/29/2010
Genre: Drama, War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Haneke
Actors: Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Burghart Klaußner, Marisa Growaldt, Christian Friedel, Mercedes Jadea Diaz
Plot: On the cusp on World War I, a small German village is transformed by fear and suspicion as ominous events, centered around the children of the village, take place. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/23/2012
The movie may be shot in black and white, but shows that characters certainly present themselves in shades of grey. it's a mystery and also a commentary on how we treat guilt and innocence and how it shapes lives. It builds slow, and I would say you have to be somewhat familiar with Haneke to enjoy it, but it's worth your time.
tecnoandre - wrote on 12/25/2011
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."Very dense and strong movie.With mejestic cinematography and tense plot this is a very good movie.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 10/23/2011
This is a whodunnit that is more about the shades of guilt and innocence that appear within daily life. Yes, there are crimes that are committed and, yes, some person (or persons) definitely committed them, but the film is more focused on the fragility of the relationships of the people in the town that are themselves shades of sinners and saints. This is a mystery film where the end culprit is not the most important thing.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/12/2017
Seriously, this took a long time to fully appreciate. Not like a day or so, but almost two weeks. I guess I got so wrapped up in it's mystery that I couldn't get a word out. A film that explores depression, cruelty, and life's biggest mysteries. What we see is a mixture of the truth, lies or rumors. It ends on a cold note with nothing ever answered, and these nothing quite like it.
"The White Ribbon" is another masterpiece from the brilliant Michael Haneke. The grim atmosphere and the re-creation of the time period is it's own achievement. Haneke is the best living film making of this decade. He's one of the few filmmakers right now that creates such compelling stories and questions with no answers, but questions that many will be thinking long after it's …
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