Book/ Film: Die Welle (The Wave)
Author/ Director: Dennis Gansel
Characters/ Actors: Jürgen Vogel as Rainer Wenger, Frederick Lau as Tim, Max Riemelt as Marco and Jennifer Ulrich as Karo.
Die well or The Wave is a film based on the novel The Wave, which is a fictionalized account of the events that took place in a Californian high school. It tells the story of a school project about autocracy which was developed by a professor named Rainer Wenger, who implemented an unusual and unorthodox experiment. This project was about bringing back the fascism and the Nazis regime to the class and to live like if that was that time. At the beginning students weren't really enthusiastic with the idea, and they thought that the regime that had reigned in the past could never be back, but after a couple of classes they started to get involved and changes started to appear. They invented a name, "Die well", adopted a new greeting and a uniform which had to be used by everyone in the class. When the week, and consequently the project, were getting over it slipped through Wegner's fingers and the students started to have weird attitudes that will have great importance towards the end.
Regarding my election, I chose this movie because I found so interesting the plot and the way the director tells the story. It is an interesting way to open everyone's mind and to think that people can very easily be manipulated, and that we are not as advanced in this aspects as we think. Actors and actresses performances are great and so is director's work.
Student name: María Agustina Forcatto
Class: 5° Humanístico