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The Wave

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Original title
Die Welle
Running time
110 min.
Germany Germany
Dennis Gansel, Peter Thorwarth (Novel: Todd Strasser)
Heiko Maile
Torsten Breuer
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Constantin Film Produktion / Rat Pack Filmproduktion / Medienfonds GFP / B.A. Produktion
Drama | Based On A True Story. Education. Schools & University. Teen/coming-of-age. Sects / Extremist Cults. Nazism
Synopsis / Plot
A high-school teacher assigned the thankless task of teaching autocracy as part of the school's project week decides to spice up his lessons by conducting a decidedly unorthodox experiment in this adaptation of the popular novel by Todd Strasser. Though his students are initially apathetic about teh prospect of being schooled in the evils of fascism yet again, the lesson soon takes an unexpected turn of events that no one in the classroom could have seen coming.
2008: European Film Awards: 2 Nominations: Audience Award and Actor (Vogel)
2008: Sundance Film Festival: Official Selection World Cinema - Dramatic
2008: Istanbul International Film Festival: Won Special Prize of the Jury
2007: 2 German Film Awards: Film Award in Bronze and Best Supporting Actor
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