AFC Austrian Films
1070 Vienna, Austria
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Das weiße Band
The White Ribbon
A village in Protestant northern Germany. 1913-1914. On the eve of World War I. The story of the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occcur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all?
|Sound:||Dolby SRD and DTS|
|Key cast:||Christian Friedel, Burkhardt Klaußner, Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler, Branko Samarovski|
|Producers:||Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Stefan Arndt, Margaret Menegoz, Stefano Massenzi|
tel:+43 1 982 57 42
WithX Filme (D), Les Films du Losange (F), Luck Red (I)
THE WHITE RIBBON: FIPRESCI Best Film of the Year
At the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián Film Festival, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2009 for the Best film of the year. The Grand Prix distinguishes a film from the current season for its overall artistic quality. The White Ribbon, Palme d'or winner 2009, was chosen by 223 critics throughout the world.