Austrian Michael Haneke wins Palme d'Or in Cannes

Sun May 24, 2009 2:29pm EDT
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CANNES, France (Reuters) - Austrian director Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) for best picture at the Cannes film festival on Sunday for "The White Ribbon," his eerie exploration of the roots of Nazi terror.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White and James Mackenzie)

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<p>Director Michael Haneke poses during a photo call for the film "Das weisse Band" in competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, May 21, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>