Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

The Wave (15, 107 mins)

Based on real-life events (as the corny voiceover would have it), this is a disturbing fable about how easily fascism can take root.





A teacher gives a class on the theme of autocracy, but the resulting experiment takes on a life of its own, ultimately and inevitably ending in tragedy.

With echoes of another German film, Das Experiment, based on the Stanford Experiment of 1971 (in which a mock-up of prison conditions led to some genuinely savage and sadistic behaviour), this promises to be a salutary and sobering tale.

Jurgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

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