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Brewing political events in 1913 may predict an impending world war, but a schoolteacher (Christian Friede) in a rural Germany finds himself more concerned with the disturbing events occurring in his small village. Yet as he tries to understand what is happening, he is faced with a haunting question: Are the children the abused or the abusers?

MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing content involving violence and sexuality.

Why is The White Ribbon rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The White Ribbon is rated R for for some disturbing content involving violence and sexuality.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Depictions of slapping, beating and whipping.
- Upsetting and disturbing scenes.
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
Sexual Content:
- Sexually suggestive scenes.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Non-sexual nudity is seen.
- Embracing and kissing
- Use of mild profanity.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Tobacco use.

The White Ribbon
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Violence.
Alberta 14A Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Disturbing Content, Subtitled,
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A