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The white ribbon [videorecording]

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Michael Haneke won the 2009 Cannes Palm d'Or for this two-and-a-half hour black and white study of German rural village life in 1913. Focusing in particular on the austere and often brutal environment of the village school, the film not only exposes the cruelty and hypocrisy of adults towards children but offers an insight into the undercurrents of patriarchy and repression that went on to shape 20th-century Germany. As the outbreak of war draws near, a series of violent and unexplained events shake the small community to its core. In true Haneke style, the film is less concerned with providing a definitive answer to 'whodunnit' than with examining the unhealthy processes that contribute to a sick, disenfranchised society.
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The white ribbon [videorecording] / producer, Stefan Arndt; producer, Veit Heiduschka; producer, Michael Katz; producer, Margaret Menegoz; producer, Andrea Occhipinti.
Artificial Eye, 2010.
1 Blu-Ray (144 min.) : b&w.
Made in 2009.BRN.Credits: cinematographer, Christian Berger.Extras to be confirmed, Region B, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (German), Subtitles (English).Credits: director, Michael Haneke; writer, Michael Haneke; cinematographer, Christian Berger.
Cast: Cast: Josef Bierbichler, Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur, Theo Trebs, Michael Schenk, Leonie Benesch, Rainer Bock, Christian Friedel, Burghart Klauss, Steffi Kühnert, Ursina Lardi, Leonard Proxauf.
BBFC code: 15.
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