Directed by Michael Haneke, rated R, 144 minutes
The White Ribbon is an unsettling and eerie drama about a schoolteacher that tries to find out who is responsible for a series of strange incidents of violence and destruction. The beautiful black and white cinematography is absolutely breathtaking, and hypnotically draws you into the bizarre story. However, the story is a little frustrating, as it's slowly paced and stingy with answers, but that's director Michael Haneke's style, and he includes enough intriguing scenes and characters to hold your interest. The White Ribbon is not for everyone as it's not an easy film to watch or understand, buts it's ominous and brooding atmosphere is enthralling and it's themes are potent. You'll like it if: You like disturbing dramas, Michael Haneke's films, Safe, Le Corbeau or Picnic at Hanging Rock.