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February 5th, 2015

The Wave

Gripping German film about a class of adolescents and their teacher

The Wave

Dennis Gansel 2008, Germany, 102 mins. (subtitles)

From the back of the DVD case:

"Based on a real-life experiment that took place in a Californian high school, The Wave tells the story of a high-school teacher's unusual class experiment. In an attempt to demonstrate what life is like under a dictatorship, he initiates a role-playing game with eventually tragic results. Within days, what began with harmless notions of discipline and community builds into a real movement: The Wave. As the students' boundaries are tested, things begin to spiral out of control as the cult takes on a life of its own." 

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