The White Ribbon

White Ribbon, The

Release Date: 2009-12-30
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): War Drama

European co-production


Written by Michael Haneke with the contribution of Jean-Claude Carrière, Das Weiße Band is set in 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?


  • Screen Daily reports that Haneke will direct the project being made through Les Films Du Losange, X-Filme and Vega. Shooting is slated to begin in February next year. It will be shot in two parts – a winter shoot and a summer shoot. - 2007-05-19


This was an official selection at the Cannes International Film Festival 2009, Telluride Film Festival 2009 Toronto International Film Festival 2009, New York Film Festival 2009 and is Germany