MichaelTapakoudes' Rating of The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)

Michael's Review of The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)

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The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)(2009)

A German village, in the days preceding the First World War, is terrorised by a series of violent, cruel and inexplicable events...The film, which at 140 minutes, moves at a glacial pace, is intended as an oblique parable about how the effects of cruel patriarchy, religious servility, and emotional desertion can lead a village, and a nation, into fascism. However, despite the striking visual beauty of the picture, and its control by an able director, it is ultimately a failure...