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Wave, The ( Welle, Die ) (2011) Movie Information

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Dennis Gansel


Jürgen Vogel
Frederick Lau
Max Riemelt
Jennifer Ulrich
Christiane Paul
Jacob Matschenz





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In an attempt to teach his students about dictatorship, a Rainer Wegner's week-long project spirals out-of-control when the students form their own society that bears a striking resemblance to Germany's fascist past. -- Chris Kavan

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Dennis Gansel's gripping, tight adaptation of the teen novel of the same name, itself based upon the California high school experiment which led a well-intentioned sociology teacher to turn his class into a fascist movement. Ever-so-slightly predictable but still thought provoking and believable. The stellar cast make this a fine double with Das Experiment from Downfall (Der Untergang) director Oliver Hirschbiegel - another German adaptation of an American social studies experiment on control...a worrying preoccupation with dictatorships anyone?

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