“The White Ribbon” Wins The Golden Globe For Best Foreign FilmJanuary 18th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
Beverly Hills, Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) “The White Ribbon” took away the prize for the category for the best foreign film at the Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held on Sunday, Jan 17, at the Beverly Hills in California. The film is based on the backdrop of a very turbulent time politically, the period just prior to the outbreak of the First World War. Needless to say, this win has come as a significant win for the film, considering that it may well increase its chances of winning in the Oscars.
The film ‘The White Ribbon” is the latest directorial venture of Michael Haneke, the award winning writer and director based in Austria. Based in the terribly disturbing year of 1913, when the war had not yet broken out, but was looming large in the horizon, the film describes a series of events in a village situated in the Northern region of Germany, events which are terrifying and mysterious at the same time. The events are depicted as a series of vicious atrocities committed on the residents of the village, and the depiction is stark, brought to life beautifully by the exemplary performances of the actors.
The White ribbon stars Leonard Proxauf, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Rainer Bock, Susanne Lothar, Burghart Klaussner, Leonie Benesch and Christian Friedel. The film, which is about 144 minutes long, was written and directed by Michael Haneke. The Golden Globe is nit the first win for the film. Having received high critical acclaim, The White Ribbon, which is being considered to be one of the darkest films ever made, also won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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