The Wave(Movie, 2008)

Original title: "Die Welle" (German/DE)
1h 47min | Genres: Drama, Thriller
The WaveRating: 3.8/5 (with 14671,467 votes)
The Wave (German: Die Welle) is a 2008 German socio-political thriller film directed by Dennis Gansel and starring Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Jennifer Ulrich and Max Riemelt in the leads. It is based on Ron Jones' social experiment The Third Wave and Todd Strasser's novel The Wave. The film was produced by Christian Becker for Rat Pack Filmproduktion. The movie was successful in German cinemas, and 2.3 million people watched it in the first ten weeks after its release. In the film, a history teacher starts an experiment in manipulation of the masses, while trying to teach his class about autocracy. The students unwittingly start embracing fascism. ()
Movie poster of The Wave

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Awards & Nominations for The Wave

European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Academy Lux Award

About The Wave

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily the masses can become manipulated.

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Trailer for The Wave + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 3:09)

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Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: Germany
Plays in: Germany
Based on the work of: Todd Strasser ("The Wave", "The Third Wave")
Original language: German (DE)
Spoken languages: German (DE)
Translated into 29 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Esperanto (EO), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/18/2008 (World premiere: 03/11/2008)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"A Onda"
"Náš vůdce"
"Nas vudce"
"La ola"
"La Vague"
"Το Κύμα"
"The Wave ウェイヴ"
"Эксперимент 2: Волна"

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Other movies with this title: The Wave (FR, 1891), The Wave (RO, 1968), The Wave (US, 1981), The Wave (NO, 2015), The Wave (US, 2019), The Wave (2023)

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