The White Ribbon
It’s a hugely absorbing film, with most impressive compositions in beautiful black-and-white photography. Commentators have asked whether Haneke’s portrait of a sick society is meant to give a pointer to the horrendous war to come and the fascism that quickly followed in its wake.
“A profoundly disquieting movie, superbly acted and directed. Its sinister riddle glitters more fiercely each time I watch it.”
“It's his least aggressive and most mature film... a masterpiece from a director who is increasingly making a habit of them.”