Saturday, January 23, 2010

The White Ribbon

There's a lot (a whole lot) of repressesd German and religious angst (yes, of course, that includes sexual as well) in The White Ribbon that takes place in a small pre-WWI town. Prevailing class structure is all that's holding the town together, and helping tear it apart as some very cruel and mean spirited things continue to occur in this bucolic setting. Children are also very much suspect... and victimized.

Makes ya kinda wonder what was really behind all those iconic August Sander portraits...

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