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Monday, April 26, 2010

Das weisse Band (The White Ribbon) by Michael Haneke, 2009

With Christian Friedel, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Burghart Klaußner, Maria-Victoria Dragus...
From the director of Amour and The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste)

"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, and their families: the baron, the steward, the pastor, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all?" Apple.com

One minute of silence, and a breathing, releasing all the tension accumulated during the movie. History is not by chance. The movie tells it straight, in this story, narrowing to a simple village, with all its different levels of richness, education, convenience... It does not make sense, we look at it with the eyes more and more surprised, astonished, shocked. Until it strikes you that this is happening at a time where nothing is going right, till the explosion into war.

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