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DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON

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DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 137m 41s

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 04/02/2010

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
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/03/2010
Main language
German
Submitted run time
137m 41s
BBFC reference
AVF263353
Remarks
Subtitled

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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DAS WEISSE BAND - THE WHITE RIBBON

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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