Starring Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Jennifer Ulrich and Christiane
Paul, The Wave is based on a true-story that happened at a high school
in the US during the 1960's. This drama movie is directed by Dennis
Gansel and involves a teacher named Herr Wenger who creates a
political environment in his class room whereby the students re-enact
certain Fascist and Dictatorship governments.
Ironically as the experiment
changes, the students begin to take on their new roles that is quite
insightful to observe their changes. Although what begins as a moral
experiment soon dissolves into something worse and unfortunately the
teacher who is played by the masterful Jürgen Vogel is unable to see the
repercussions of his experiment before it is too late.
At the end of the
day, this movie does have a Generation-X feel to its production and what
begins as an interesting premise somewhat becomes lost as the movie
progresses, needless to say, it was still a unique and interesting drama
that I have not experienced before.
Definitely one for those who like to
think with their movies.
Exclusive Australian interview with star Jürgen Vogel
Original theatrical trailer