THE WAVE (2008)

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A film by Dennis Gansel

Cast: Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

During project week, high school teacher Rainer Wenger (Jürgen Vogel) is refused his chosen subject of Anarchy, instead they give him Autocracy. He comes up with an experiment in order to explain to his students how Autocracy works. Within days what begins with harmless notions like discipline and community builds into a real movement: The Wave. By the third day they were third day they were threatening others. By the end of it chaos took place. The teacher decided to break it off but it is already too late.

Those events are based on a real story that took place in California from an experiment called the wave. Now the film takes place in Germany in high school. It starts as an innocent game but within days it became this monster of a movement called the wave. Some student were disagreeing with him but later departed from the group other has heard of this group and wanted get in on it. The thing is that the kids felt that they belong to something, it also prayed on the weak, the unloved, and the loners in which they feel empowered. The point is to explore human nature. Rainer Wenger the teacher did not think it was going to be so successful also did not think that they will be consequences. It is scary to think that humans can be like that. Here is something that got to be positive got so negative toward the end.




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