The Wave Reviews
The teacher starts an experiment to see if they will accept the ideas of fascism over the course of project week, and boy do they.
As the week goes on things begin well. The students form a social identity, they study harder, and have focus.
This film is a breakdown of a fascist rein condensed into one school week. So obviously everything spirals out of control.... interesting stuff though.
It was pretty impressive done that.....I havenĀ“t forgotten this movie since then.
Though I would love to see the original again (seriously), but its good that its not allowed. You got to see how easy it can be with general stupidy and apatheid.
This is a very simple story of how simple a mob is manipulated and how little pushing it really takes for horror to take over.
There are a few cliches in here with the more prominant characters in the class but they are not cliched to the point of parady, which is something that happens all too often. Instead, they are cliched enough to be familiar to us (or me at least) for us to recognise them as being like people we (or I) know.
Read about the many religious cults that exist in the US or any of the modern day neo-nazi groups and the realism of this stands out more.
Not to everyone's tastes but give it a go.
First viewing: 08.10.1998