The Wave Trailer, The Wave Poster have premiered. Dennis Gansel‘s The Wave / Die Welle (2008) movie trailer/poster stars Jurgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, and Elyas M’Barek. The Wave‘s plot synopsis: “Germany today. During a project week, high school teacher Rainer Wenger (Jurgen Vogel) 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…”
The scariest part of this movie trailer is that this could happen right now, anywhere. Could sheep really be this easy to cultivate? I wonder how Rainer Wenger tells the school officials what he harmlessly began.
The Wave tells the based-on-a true story of a teacher’s unorthodox response to “could the Holocaust happen here?”
In the real world, this happened in Northern California, but this movie kicks it up a notch by putting the action in Der Vaterland.
The Wave also stars Maximilian Vollmar, Max Mauff, Ferdinand Schmidt-Modrow, Tim Oliver Schultz, and Amelie Kiefer. Watch The Wave movie trailer below, look at the poster (click to enlarge), and leave your thoughts on them. For more The Wave photos, videos, and information, check out our The Wave Page. The Wave is available now on DVD, will be released on VOD on June 8, 2011 and in select theaters on June 10, 2011.
The Wave, Die Welle, 2008, Movie Poster