The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
  • R
  • 2h 24m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh86%
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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 punishment ritual. Who could be responsible for such bizarre transgressions?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh86%
Critics Consensus: The White Ribbon effectively utilizes tension and a bleak atmosphere to deliver a thought-provoking examination of nascent fascism.
The New Republic
Stanley Kauffmann

As for Haneke's handling of the material, his directing is immaculate. Every moment is the product...

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Giles Hardie

Far from enjoyable escapism, The White Ribbon is nonetheless utterly compelling and quite beautifu...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson

The White Ribbon is a stark, contemplative and hauntingly brilliant film.

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

Writer-director Michael Haneke doesn't pull any punches, but then he doesn't throw any wild ones,...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 29, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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