The White Ribbon


2h 24m 2009

Brief Synopsis

On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradua

Film Details

Also Known As
Beyaz Bant, Das weisse Band, Das weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, Det hvide bånd, Det vita bandet, Le ruban blanc, O Laço Branco, Valkoinen nauha, Weisse Band, Weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, White Ribbon, A, White Ribbon: A German Children's Story, The, White Tape or the Teacher's Tale, cinta blanca, fehér szalag, nastro bianco, ruban blanc, Le, Das, weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, weiße Band, weiße Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m

Synopsis

On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual.

Film Details

Also Known As
Beyaz Bant, Das weisse Band, Das weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, Det hvide bånd, Det vita bandet, Le ruban blanc, O Laço Branco, Valkoinen nauha, Weisse Band, Weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, White Ribbon, A, White Ribbon: A German Children's Story, The, White Tape or the Teacher's Tale, cinta blanca, fehér szalag, nastro bianco, ruban blanc, Le, Das, weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, weiße Band, weiße Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Cinematography by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Cinematography by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Foreign Language Film by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Foreign-Language Film by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).

Winner of the 2009 award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter December 30, 2009

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States July 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States January 2010

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25-October 11, 2009.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Open Eyes) July 3-11, 2009.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls/FIPRESCI Grand Prix) September 18-26, 2009.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) October 1-16, 2009.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 8-16, 2009.

Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Modern Masters) January 5-18, 2010.

Ulrich Muhe was previously cast in the film before his death in July 2007.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American distribution rights at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter December 30, 2009

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25-October 11, 2009.)

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Open Eyes) July 3-11, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls/FIPRESCI Grand Prix) September 18-26, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 4-7, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) October 1-16, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 8-16, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2010 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Modern Masters) January 5-18, 2010.)

The Country of Germany