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The Wave

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The Wave

Release Date: March 11, 2008

Year    :   2008
Slogan    :   «Evil is something that you learn»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Medienfonds GFP, B.A. Produktion, Constantin Film
Director    :   Dennis Gansel
Producers    :   Christian Becker, David Groenewold, Martin Moszkowicz, Nina Maag, Franziska Aigner, Antonio Exacoustos
Writers    :   Peter Thorwarth, Dennis Gansel
RunTime    :   107 mins.
Budget    :   7500000
Revenue    :   19000000

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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