The Wave

The Wave Trailers

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Original title Die Welle
Category Drama, Thriller, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2008
Production Country
Directors Dennis Gansel
Cast Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Christiane Paul, Elyas M’Barek, Cristina do Rego, Jacob Matschenz, Maximilian Vollmar, Tim Oliver Schultz, Amelie Kiefer, Max Mauff, Fabian Preger, Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow, Odine Johne
Distributor Momentum Pictures


Inspired by real events and based on the acclaimed novel by Tod Strasser, 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, the teacher forms a social unit with his students. Despite being unsure at first, they start to respond to and respect their new-found class unity. As the students boundaries are pushed, things begin to spiral out of control and this newly found cult starts to take on a life of its own.