Das weiße Band
Feature Film, DE/AT/FR/IT 2009, Schwarzweiß, 142 min.
Director, Script: Michael Haneke
Cast: Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Burghart Klaußner, Steffi Kühnert, Josef Bierbichler u.a.
Camera: Christian Berger
Editor: Monika Willi
Location Sound: Guillaume Sciama, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Production Design: Christoph Kanter
Producers: Veit Heiduschka, Stefan Arndt, Michael Katz, Margaret Ménégoz, Andrea Occhipinti
Production: wega Film
Co-production: X Filme Creative Pool (DE), Les Films du Losange (FR), Lucky Red (IT)
A village in Protestant Northern Germany, 1913–14. The eve of World War I. The story of the children of a church choir, led by the village school teacher, and their families: the baron, the pastor, the steward, the midwife, the doctor, the farmers – a cross-section of society. Strange accidents happen and gradually take on the character of ritual punishments. But who is behind them? (Production notes)