Germany today. During a project week, high school teacher Rainer Wenger comes up with an experiment in order to explain to his students how totalitarian governments work. A role-playing game with tragic results begins. Within a few days, what began as harmless notions, like discipline and community, builds into a real movement: The Wave. By the third day, the students start ostracizing and threatening others.
When the conflict finally erupts into violence at an intramural water polo game, the teacher decides to break off the experiment. But it's too late. The Wave is out of control...
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|All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300)
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||May 27th, 2011 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as The Wave|
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||Foreign Language, High School Hell, Bullies, Bigotry, Inspired by a True Story, Political, Inspirational Teacher|
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|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||Rat Pack, Constantin Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg|
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