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Plot, Details & Awards

The White Ribbon

Rated R for some disturbing content involving violence and sexuality.

R In Theaters 12/30/2009 , 144min.
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Plot & Details

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 punishment ritual. Who could be responsible for such bizarre transgressions? Leonie Benesch, Josef Bierbichler, and Rainer Bock star in director Michael Haneke's Palm d'Or-winning period drama.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Christian Berger Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Won

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 National Society of Film Critics Best Cinematographer Christian Berger Won

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