While on the one hand Wenger is filmed in low angle shot and sings rock music in the opening sequence, on the other hand he seems depressed in this last scene. This then became the basis for a novel, called The Wave, by teen writer Todd Strasser, under the pseudonym Morton Rhue. Gansel himself had felt an oversaturation during his schooldays and had developed an emotional connection to this chapter of German history only after watching the film Schindler’s List. Rainer Wenger seizes on this suggestion, and decides on a group experiment to investigate the question. The film is structured by five days of the project week. They try so hard to forget the past and move forward but this movie shows it is easy to not see the issue on the outside when one is so deep on the inside of the problem. We don’t look at racism, or study it. In , Jones published a narrative based on those experiences titled ” The Third Wave “, which was made into a television movie of the same title in
Two or three days into it, he comes into the classroom not smiling, and he didn’t again until it was all over. It was successful in German cinemas, and after ten weeks, 2. Karo suggests another name, which ends up with one single vote cast by herself. Last month, a British television company proposed it as a reality TV show. Jones says people email him constantly wanting to recreate the experiment. He projected footage of Hitler and the Nazi rallies on the wall to emphasise how easily the students had been misled into behaving like fascists. He spent five years living in squats in Kreuzberg, took his Abitur through further education classes, and displays a Fuck Bush sticker on the letterbox outside his home, a houseboat. Das Experiment entgleist In:
Email required Address never made public. Soon things are moved outside of the class room where The wave students only hang out with each other and individual personalities change into a group conscious.
We blame others, for example the less educated or the East Germans etc. Charismatic “Mr Jones was very intense, energetic and charismatic. Gansel himself had felt an oversaturation during his schooldays and had developed an emotional connection to this chapter of German history only after watching the film Schindler’s List. When speaking, they must stand and give short, direct answers. He had snitches that would turn friends in voluntarily.
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We don’t think about Dresden or Hiroshima or Iraq. Wenger cradles his corpse and looks helplessly at his now traumatized students.
‘Like history in the first person’
The camera pans from behind folm head to reveal a group of young people dressed in white, greeting their teacher with a wave-like arm movement.
InJones published a narrative based on those experiences titled ” The Third Wave “, which was made into a television movie of the same title in Then tell your friends: Der Mensch ist eben auch nur eine Ratte im Labor In: The overall budget of the movie amounts to 4,5 million euros and the movie was shot within 38 days.
Views Read Edit View history. The names were changed to sound German, but the characters are similar. Members of The Wave notice this and scramble to retrieve the papers before anybody reads them.
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We’d known Jones for six months and he was always smiling.
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The rights to the story which belonged to Sony were given over to Dennis Gansel for the production of a German movie. Similar experiences of various characters, for instance, scenes in which students tell their parents about their day at school, are realized as cross-cutting and thus demonstrate the range of different perceptions of the day.
Anke is upset upon learning of this, and tells Wenger to stop the experiment immediately. Once in the meeting, Wenger has the doors locked and begins whipping the students into a fervor. Tim later shows up at Wenger’s house, offering to be his bodyguard. Wenger declares he is disbanding the Wave, but Dennis argues that they should try to salvage the good parts of the movement.
The film’s ending, where there is no violence and the teacher is welle arrested, is much tamer than the ending of Die Welle. In his opinion films can at best stimulate discussions, but to be able to welel that they have to be really entertaining. Die Zeit And each time you thought you had understood it, there would be a new twist. German criticism of Die Welle was extremely divided. The movie goes with a teacher asking his students if they believe that another dictator could rise to power and the students do not think so.
He projected footage of Hitler and the Nazi rallies on the wall to emphasise how easily the students fiom been misled into behaving like fascists. Two or three days into it, he comes into the classroom not smiling, and he didn’t again until it was all over.
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The expression on the face of the teacher at the end of the German film is designed to make the audience, everyone, consider their own capacity for evil, says Jones. He begins by demanding that all students address him as “Herr Wenger”, as opposed to Rainer and places students with poor grades beside students with good grades—purportedly so they can learn from one another and become better as a whole.
There was this real fear and intimidation. Frankenstein —James Whale. Furthermore, an official novel corresponding to the movie, written by Kerstin Winter, was published. Zwei Experimente mit unerwarteter Dynamik In: But it causes discussion, which is wonderful and necessary.
We were idealistic and passionate, but young and impressionable. He says wele does not believe that films are capable of having a greater political impact on the viewers and that a film can only influence people who were already sensitized to the topic presented.
When Marco protests, Wenger calls him a traitor and orders the students to bring him to the stage for punishment.