2008. Germany. Dennis Gansel. 93 min.
Introduced by Gansel and Ulrich
Saturday, November 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2008. Germany. Directed by Dennis Gansel. Screenplay by Gansel, Peter Thorwarth, based on the novel by Todd Strasser. With Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Jennifer Ulrich. Set in present-day Germany, but adapted from a book based on events that took place in a California high school, The Wave is a tense and gripping account of what happens when a classroom exercise in authoritarianism, led by a popular teacher, goes horribly awry. In German; English subtitles. 93 min.