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German Film Series: Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon, 2009)

Event Type
Film Screening
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana (map)
May 6, 2014   7:00 pm  
Free and open to the public
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron's son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron's household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes.

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