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Film, History repeats: Certainty at the end of <i>The White Ribbon</i>'s unsolved mystery &#151; and a sure hand behind it

History repeats: Certainty at the end of The White Ribbon's unsolved mystery — and a sure hand behind it

The White Ribbon is Michael Haneke's first German-language film since the original Funny Games (1997) and, addressing what used to be called "the German problem" while dodging the filmmaker's own likeability issues, it's his best ever. A period piece set…
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Week 2 of the 41st S.F. International Film Festival

Animated by Dr. Freud (Various) Jim Trainor's peculiar The Fetishist is clearly the centerpiece of this program of animation for grown-ups, devoting 38 minutes to its deadpan tale of a deeply disturbed adolescent, drawn from an actual 1947 case study.…
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