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The Wave (Die Welle)
The Wave
Die Welle
Actors: Jurgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt
Director: Dennis Gansel
UR     2011     1hr 47min

Germany today. During project week, a popular and unorthodox high school teacher, in an attempt to stir up his lethargic students, devises an experiment that will explain what totalitarianism is and how it works. What begi...  more »


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Actors: Jurgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt
Director: Dennis Gansel
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/29/2011
Release Year: 2011
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: German
Subtitles: English

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Marianna S. (Angeloudi) from HOLIDAY, FL
Reviewed on 2/18/2013...
Just watched a very good German movie called "Die Welle" ("The Wave") which had been recommended to me by one of my students in French III. It was about an experiment that took place in the US in the 1960s about how students could be led to fascism and manipulated by someone in power. This version takes place in modern-day Germany at a high school where a popular teacher leads his students into a movement. First they learn discipline, rules, adopt a uniform, then a handshake, then they begin ostracizing and threatening others who fail to conform. Asks a lot of unanswered questions, namely, could it ever happen again? Disturbingly, the answer is yes.
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