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The Wave 2008

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The Wave is a movie about manipulation, National Socialism and the authoritarian development at a German school. The well-liked teacher Rainer Wenger presents a social experiment to his students which quickly expands to a much larger scale. His experiment, named “Die Welle” (the wave), is part of a project week at the school about different forms of governments. During his pedagogical approach to the topic Wenger goes through an alarming process, which is fascinating to observe as a viewer. The screenplay is based on a Californian experiment “The Third Wave” from 1967 and its novel from 1981 which became a classic piece of literature in German-speaking countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Details

  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Frederick Lau, Jürgen Vogel, Max Riemelt
  • Directed by

    Dennis Gansel
  • Written by

    Johnny Dawkins, Ron Jones
  • Runtime

    107 minutes