Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

The Wave

  • Dennis Gansel /
  • Germany /
  • 2008 /
  • 92 mins

Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Christiane Paul / Fiction / German

Just how close is totalitarianism? A classroom experiment makes a terrifying test case…

Dennis Gansel

?Dennis Gansel was born 1973 in Hanover. After graduating from Munich Film School, Gansel shot his debut film, The Phantom (2000), which went on to win a Jupiter Award and the Adolf Grimme Prize. 2001 saw his theatrical debut with teen sex comedy Girls on Top. Dennis went on to pen the script for Napola (Before the Fall) together with Maggie Peren. Released in 2004, it won the Audience Award at the Hamptons Film Festival in New York, Best Film at Viareggio European Film Festival, and a Bavarian Film Prize 2005 for Best Direction.

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