Wave, The ( Welle, Die ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2065

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/2011

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/29/2011

Language: German

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Dennis Gansel

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

Plot: 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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jameswharper - wrote on 01/16/2010

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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