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The White Ribbon

(Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, German, 2009)

Here is a very mysterious film shot in black and white, about a little German village on the eve of WWI. Outwardly all seems fairly normal, but underneath all sorts of nastiness is seething. Awful things happen and you wonder why, but if you think your questions will be answered, you are watching the wrong film. I was glad I saw it, but I can’t say I recommend it unless you like this sort of ambiguous thing.