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by Michael Haneke


Some inexplicable events disturb the quiet life of a German village, just before World War I. A cable has been put up to trip the doctor riding his horse, a barn is set on fire, two children are abducted and tortured… The schoolteacher observes, investigates and little by little discovers the incredible truth.

international title: The White Ribbon
original title: Das Weiße Band
country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Haneke
film run: 150'
release date: AT 24/09/2009, DE 15/10/2009, BE 21/10/2009, FR 21/10/2009, IT 30/10/2009, UK 13/11/2009, NL 19/11/2009, SE 11/12/2009, NO 26/12/2009, CZ 14/01/2010
screenplay: Michael Haneke
cast: Christian Friedel, Burghart Klaußner, Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler
cinematography by: Christian Berger
film editing: Monika Willi
art director: Christoph Kanter
costumes designer: Moidele Bickel
producer: Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Ménégoz, Stefano Massenzi
production: Wega Film, X Filme Creative Pool, Les Films du Losange, Lucky Red
backing: MBB, MDM, FFA, Eurimages, Minitraité , DFFF (Deutsche Filmförderfonds), MEDIA Programme
distributor: Filmladen, X Verleih, Les Films du Losange, Cinéart, Lucky Red, Curzon Artificial Eye, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Association of Czech Film Clubs (ACFK)


main awards/selection

European Film Awards 2009Best European Film, Best European Director - Michael Haneke, Best European Screenwriter - Michael Haneke
Cannes 2009Official Selection, Palme d'Or

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