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The Wave

The Wave
  • 2008
  • Germany
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dennis Gansel
  • Cast: Jurgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt

A slickly produced examination of how fascism can enter everyday life, 'The Wave' is a peer pressure teen drama where much of the heat comes from above, noticeably Vogel's high school teacher who wonders what will happen if he instils in the kids a few lessons from the Nazi past. Gansel doesn't dig too deep, but his well-made youth drama offers a couple of moments of tension come the denouement.

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The Wave

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Profile: Dennis Gansel

18 Sep 2008

Name Dennis Gansel. Born Hanover, Germany, 1973. Background Gansel studied at Munich where he shot a couple of short films. After graduating he went on to make Phantom, a film for television about the Red Army Faction, the self-styled youthful freedom…

The Wave (Die Welle)

18 Sep 20083 stars

THRILLER/DRAMA (15) 107min A slickly produced examination of how fascism can enter everyday life, The Wave is a peer pressure teen drama where much of the heat comes from above, noticeably Jürgen Vogel’s high school teacher who wonders what will…

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