The surgical rigor of Haneke's The White Ribbon lays bare the underlying brutality of family life in a German village, microcosm of a social order whose strictures and class resentments fester on the eve of WWI. Punishment, abuse, and humiliation tighten a mysterious web of spite and reprisal among the local children, with national history waiting ominously in the wings.
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Research Article| June 01 2010
Pre-War Trauma: Haneke's The White Ribbon
Film Quarterly (2010) 63 (4): 40–47.
Garrett Stewart; Pre-War Trauma: Haneke's The White Ribbon. Film Quarterly 1 June 2010; 63 (4): 40–47. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2010.63.4.40
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