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by Dennis Gansel


A high school teacher's unusual experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

international title: The Wave
original title: Die Welle
country: Germany
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Dennis Gansel
release date: DE 13/03/2008, AT 14/03/2008, CZ 01/05/2008, DK 12/09/2008, UK 19/09/2008, BE 22/10/2008, GR 13/11/2008, NL 27/11/2008, IS 09/01/2009, FR 04/03/2009, IT 27/02/2009
screenplay: Dennis Gansel, Peter Thorwarth
cast: Jürgen Vogel, Christiane Paul, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Frederick Lau, Jacob Matschenz
cinematography by: Torsten Breuer
film editing: Ueli Christen
art director: Knut Loewe
producer: Christian Becker, Anita Schneider, Nina Maag
production: Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Constantin Film AG
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmfoerderfonds (DFFF)
distributor: Constantin Film, SPI International (CZ), Momentum Pictures (UK), Seven Films (GR), Bac Films (FR), BIM (IT)
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