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Michael Haneke Scores Palme d’Or

The highest honor at the Cannes Film Festival was awarded to one Nazi-centric film Sunday—and no, Tarantino fans, it’s not the one you think. Austrian director Michael Haneke won the prestigious Palme d’Or for The White Ribbon, his moody, black-and-white parable exploring the roots of Nazi terror. Controversy didn’t stop Charlotte Gainsbourg from receiving the best actress prize for her work in Lars von Trier’s reviled Antichrist, and Christoph Waltz, star of that other Nazi film—Tarantino’s latest, Inglourious Basterds—took home the best actor prize. The 62nd annual ceremony on the French Riviera came to a close with, naturally, a star-studded fete.

May 24, 2009 12:04 PM