Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)

A collection of fucked up individuals.

Michael Haneke tells a tale of a small German village as narrated by a schoolteacher, one of the few nice people you'll meet in this tale. Throughout the story The village leaders (Doctor, Priest, Baron) present themselves as superior, selfish, abusive, apathetic and worst of all, religious (ugh...). In response to this, the villagers respond with what Haneke describes as "every type of terrorism".

Not gonna lie...I laughed.

The first of these acts (opening the film) sends the good doctor flying off his horse, dislocating his shoulder in the process. This sets off a chain of events that leads the villagers to a state of fear and mistrust.

Good flick, though it may leave you a little cold after viewing it.

The White Ribbon: Trailer


MF said...

Haneke is someone i've still yet to get discover. This sounds great.

Off topic, you happen to have an mp3 of Life Is Like A Dice Game by Nas sans J-Love talking over it?

Boothe said...

This was my first Haneke film. Now I wanna check out his other joints.

Don't have a copy of that particular track, but i'll ask around.

Mr Bozack said...

Hidden is class and Funny Games is decent as well.