The Wave (2008)

The Wave (2008)

Released: 2008
Genre: Drama, Genre, Thriller
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Max Riemelt, Frederick Lau, Jürgen Vogel, ,
Run time: 107 min
IMDb: 7.6/10
Country: Germany
Views: 69811

Synopsis

Storyline:
High school teacher, Rainer Wenger, may be popular with the students, but he’s also unorthodox. He’s forced to teach autocracy for the school’s project week. He’s less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany’s past. Can Wegner and his class realize what’s happening before the horrors start repeating themselves?
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User Reviews: This movie underlines that man is a social creature. We naturally form groups, groups of friends, of people who like the same music etc. Especially when we are young, belonging to a group is important, it makes our identity, who we are — as opposed to who everyone else is. And so the teacher in the movie uses what is naturally there, to teach his pupils about autocracy. It shows what happens when you stress that identity, when you stress the sameness, and thus also the otherness of those not belonging to the group. Eventually it shows how easy it is for one, for the group to slip, even without being aware of it. Autocracy isn’t dead, it is alive and it is easy. This movie is a must see for everyone, but especially for the young.

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3 Comments

  • Assem Aksholakova 1 week ago

    Not available to watch! It doesn’t working! What’s wrong?

  • Assem Aksholakova 1 week ago

    Why it’s not playing?

  • Johndoe 1 year ago

    The captions are too fast, otherwise beautiful quality