Archive Cinema City 2010.

White Ribbon

Das Weisse Band

Genre: Crime/Drama/Mystery
Country: Austria / France / Germany / Italy
Year: 2009
Duration: 144 min

Director: Michael Haneke
Scenario: Michael Haneke

Cast: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur, Theo Trebs, Michael Schenk, Leonie Benesch, Josef Bierbichler, Rainer Bock, Christian Friedel, Burghart Klaussner, Steffi Kuhnert, Ursina Lardi

Programme selection: Tribute: Austrian Cinema

Synopsis:

In a village in Protestant Northern Germany, just before World War I, in a community with strong rules of behaviour and upbringing, strange accidents occur which resemble punishment rituals. Children from a choir, led by the village teacher, appear at places of those accidents, and it seems they know more then the others do.

Director:

Michael Haneke, known as Slappy, besides working on many film projects, also works as a professor of directing at Vienna Film Academy. He began his career as a screenwriter in 1967, and continued as a freelancer in TV and theatre directing.