The Wave

The Wave (2008)

Evil is something that you learn

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2008-03-11
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 2928 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Constantin Film
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Dennis Gansel
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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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  • Jürgen Vogel

    as Rainer Wenger
  • Frederick Lau

    as Tim
  • Max Riemelt

    as Marco
  • Jennifer Ulrich

    as Karo
  • Christiane Paul

    as Anke Wenger
  • Elyas M'Barek

    as Sinan
  • Cristina do Rego

    as Lisa
  • Jacob Matschenz

    as Dennis
  • Maximilian Vollmar

    as Bomber
  • Tim Oliver Schultz

    as Jens
  • Amelie Kiefer

    as Mona
  • Max Mauff

    as Kevin
  • Fabian Preger

    as Kaschi
  • Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow

    as Ferdi
  • Odine Johne

    as Maja
  • Tino Mewes

    as Schädel
  • Karoline Teska

    as Miri
  • Marco Bretscher-Coschignano

    as Dominik
  • Lennard Bertzbach

    as Bommel
  • Tommy Schwimmer

    as Maxwell
  • Joseph M'Barek

    as Thorben
  • Jaime Krsto Ferkic

    as Bobby
  • Lucas Hardt

    as Kulle
  • Maren Kroymann

    as Dr. Kohlhage
  • Teresa Harder

    as Karo's Mutter
  • Thomas Sarbacher

    as Karo's Vater
  • Alexander Held

    as Tim's Vater
  • Johanna Gastdorf

    as Tim's Mutter
  • Friederike Wagner

    as Marco's Mutter
  • Hubert Mulzer

    as Dieter Wieland
  • Dennis Gansel

    as Martin
  • Natascha Paulick

    as Verkäuferin
Editing Ueli Christen Editor
Camera Torsten Breuer Director of Photography
Writing Peter Thorwarth Screenplay
Production Christian Becker Producer
Production David Groenewold Co-Producer
Crew Rainer Werner Stunt Coordinator
Sound Tomas Bastian Dialogue Editor
Sound Tomas Bastian ADR Editor
Sound Tomas Bastian ADR Supervisor
Production Martin Moszkowicz Co-Producer
Production Nina Maag Executive Producer
Writing Dennis Gansel Screenplay
Directing Dennis Gansel Director
Costume & Make-Up Ivana Milos Costume Design
Sound Heiko Maile Original Music Composer
Production Franziska Aigner-Kuhn Casting
Sound Alexander Saal Sound Designer
Sound Philipp Sellier Foley Recordist
Sound Jörn Poetzl Foley Artist
Directing Jan Birka Continuity
Production Antonio Exacoustos Co-Producer
Art Knut Loewe Production Design
Camera Conny Klein Still Photographer
Directing Hendrik Holler First Assistant Director
Directing Hendrik Holler Second Unit Director
Art Darius Ghanai Title Designer
Crew Dierk Beck von Rohland Post Production Supervisor