The White Ribbon Poster

Release Date: December 30th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 2010

R|2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Using their social status and harsh punishments, a baron (Ulrich Tukur), a doctor (Rainer Bock) and a pastor (Burghart Klaussner) rule over a small German village. One day, the doctor falls off his horse after it trips over a wire strung between two trees. More pranks follow, seemingly without reason, all directed at the village's upper class and growing increasingly more brutal with time. There are no suspects, but a local schoolteacher (Christian Friedel) has his suspicions.

Cast: Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Burghart Klaußner, Steffi Kühnert, Josef Bierbichler, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

Director: Michael Haneke

Genres: War, Drama

Production Co: Wega Film, Lucky Red, X-FIlme Creative Pool, Les Films du Losange

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Father, Mystery, Transformation, House, Revenge, Dark, School, Doctor

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Awards

Winner Bästa utländska film
Guldbagge Award (2010)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Foreign Language Film