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DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON

DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON artwork

DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 143m 44s

Release date 13/11/2009

BBFCInsight Contains child abuse references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Michael Haneke

Cast includes Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Biebichler, Burghart Klausner

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/11/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE WHITE RIBBON (DAS WEIßE BAND) is a subtitled German drama, set in a small German town in 1913, and in which rigid class and family boundaries are eroded, as accidents, vandalism and violence increasingly pervades the inhabitants' lives.

Theme

Although the film is quite restrained in its visual detail, there are strong tonal elements. Bullying and sexual abuse occurs, as does the sexual abuse of a teenage girl by her father and the aftermath of the torture of a disabled child.

The film also contains references to suicide and sight of hanged man.

There is also a scene in which a horse falls in a manner that suggests it was tripped in a way that is prohibited by the Cinematograph (Animals) Act of 1937. However, this is a computer generated effect and the horse was not harmed.

Details

Title
DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON
Also known as
LE RUBAN BLANC, DAS WEIßE BAND
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
01/10/2009
Main language
German
Submitted run time
143m 44s
Approved footage
12936+0
BBFC reference
AFF263353
Registration number
CFJ19951
Remarks
Subtitled

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