The White Ribbon (2009)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I gave God a chance to kill me. He didn’t do it, so he’s pleased with me. ” – Martin

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After strange things begin ti happen in a small German village, the people begin to think that it is perhaps a curse.

Bottom Line – Beautifully shot film that has an inconsistent story line The characters aren’t developed very well and they all seem like stereotypes for their various profession in the story. The story unfolds in a very slow fashion which makes it that much harder to really care about anything that happens or about any of the characters. The ya that the film is shot in black and white helps present the time period of this story much better and they made a great choice keeping it that way, even if the story itself is a bit erratic along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The children in the film are the generation of Germans who became Nazis. Michael Haneke has stated that while that is intentional, the ideas in the film are meant to apply not just to fascism but to any form of radicalism, including terrorism. For this reason, the film’s subtitle, “Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (“A German children’s-story”) is written in a unique German script and left untranslated, so that German audiences will regard the film as specifically about the roots of Nazism while audiences elsewhere can regard the themes as universal. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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