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The White Ribbon (2009)



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4 out of 10 Stunning art movie, but long and slow moving
Brigid from Galway, 17 Dec 2010
A very good, thought provoking film. However it is very long and rather slow moving, and I found the narrator character unconvincing and slightly irritating. Visually it is quite stunning. each scene is like a beautifully composed black-and-white photograph. The period detail is excellent and it gives a fascinating insight into the social mores of early 20th Century Germany. This really is an "art house" movie, so you have been warned!
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3.5 out of 10 Thoughtful
Paul from Cork, 28 Apr 2010
From a film making point of view this is certainly an interesting piece of work and highly unusual. For example, halfway through the film, I suddenly realised that there is no music soundtrack in the film besides the choir church scenes performed by the actors. It's not light entertainment but definitely worth watching once at least.
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0.5 out of 10 My own fault
christina from Limerick, 27 Aug 2010
I hired this dvd thinking it was in english but it was in german and i was gutted because it looked like a pretty good film..we watched about an hour of it.when i say watched,i mean we read the subtitles.I am sure it is a good film but only for those who could understand the dialogue
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2 out of 10 Weird
Jen from Cork, 03 Jun 2010
Compelling- but weird. intense and not for those wanting a lighter movie!
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1.5 out of 10 Huh?....
Damian from Dublin, 11 Feb 2011
So if someone can figure out the point of this movie let me know thanks.
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What's it about....
Winner of the Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2009. In an isolated Protestant village in northern Germany, strange accidents occur which gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all? Operating at the peak of his considerable artistic powers, master filmmaker Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Hidden) has created a rich, sinister and utterly compelling mystery set during the years immediately prior to World War I.








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