The Wave

As unenthused as his class at having to teach the evils of facism, popular teacher Rainer Wagner attempts to make things more interesting with a hastily-conceived experiment that goes dreadfully wrong. Based on the novel by Todd Strasser, and loosely based on actual events (though they happened in California not Germany), this disturbing indictment of the pack mentality plays out like a pacy thriller with a powerful message. Jurgen Vogel is convincing as the libertarian teacher who realises too late that he has created a monster. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Drama at Sundance, it also screened in festivals here.

Year: 2008
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, German Cinema, Based on..., Film Festivals 2008, International Showcase
Country: Germany
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Jurgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Christiane Paul, Jacob Matschenz, Cristina do Rego, Elyas M'Barek
Duration: 101 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Germany)



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