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The White Ribbon

Rated R for some disturbing content involving violence and sexuality.

R 144min.
 
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In a village in Protestant northern Germany, on the eve of World War I, the children of a church and school run by the village schoolteacher and their families experience a series of bizarre incidents that inexplicably assume the characteristics of a ... Read More
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The Schoolteacher
The Narrator
The Baron
Marie-Louise, the Baroness
Sigmund
The Tutor
Anna, the Pastor's Wife
Director
July 02, 2010
drarthurwells
Absolutely superb film. A combination of great production, directing, acting, cine-photography, costuming, props, and settings make this film involving and realistic - at times I felt I was back there in that place and time. Any movies is best enjoyed when you can "get into it" and immerse yourself in the story. Superb movies such as this are skillfully done so as to facilitate this
March 08, 2010
DrIHeart
This movie is at the level of Ingemar Bergman movies. As a German speaking I was impressed by the language that was rather simple, not Hoch Deutch. The cruelty to children, absolute obiedience, punishmemt and incest must influence these as adults. Does it explain Nazi behavior sadism and cruelty later on in their life? May be, but this cannot be an excuse for a well educated nation with affinity
February 14, 2010
BAydelotte
There was no ending - do you understant me - there was no end. I needed to take notes.
February 13, 2010
FREUD102
This is a movie which is a glorification of sadism and helps reinforce those Germanic qualities which allowed for the emergence of Adolph Hitler. If one revels in sado-masochism this is just for you. How this movie could ever win such praise from critics and others is beyond me. A perplexed psychiatrist.

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