The White Ribbon

Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ursina Lardi, Michael Kranz
Austria, France, 2009, 145’,black & white
German with Turkish and English subtitles

The White Ribbon describes the community of a small German village in the year immediately preceding World War I. This collective treats lone characters harshly. Punishment within families is gruesomely banal. People also, inexplicably, disappear. Through these calculations of invisible violence, collective silence and the uncomfortable question of culpability, Haneke examines a – dramatized – historical moment in which a long and complex ambivalence between Germans and their sense of national identity is rooted.

Ta’ang

Ta’ang

In Vanda’s Room

In Vanda’s Room

Neighboring Sounds

Neighboring Sounds

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

40 Days of Silence

40 Days of Silence

The Apple

The Apple

Youkali

Youkali

Toponymy

Toponymy

What Now? Remind Me

What Now? Remind Me

Dogville

Dogville

a good neighbor Shorts

a good neighbor Shorts

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Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

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