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Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (2018)

A group of sixth-grade pupils decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging a minute's silence during lessons.

Director:

Lars Kraume

Writers:

Dietrich Garstka (book), Lars Kraume (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonas Dassler ... Erik Babinsky
Michael del Coco Michael del Coco ... Grenzbeamter
Sina Ebell Sina Ebell ... Kellnerin Eva
Judith Engel Judith Engel ... Anna Wächter
Tom Gramenz Tom Gramenz ... Kurt Wächter
Michael Gwisdek ... Edgar
Nils Hohenhövel Nils Hohenhövel ... Junger Mann
Max Hopp Max Hopp ... Hans Wächter
Rolf Kanies ... Wardetzki
Burghart Klaußner ... Volksbildungsminister Lange
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ... Lena (as Anna Lena Klenke)
Jakob Kraume Jakob Kraume ... Ein Schüler der Klasse Terminale
Karl Kraume Karl Kraume ... Ein Schüler der Klasse Terminale
Daniel Krauss ... FDJ-Sekretär Lange
Lena Labisch Lena Labisch ... Regina
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Storyline

An entire classroom of twelfth graders in the Communist-controlled German Democratic Republic is traumatized when they discover what is really happening during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. This forbidden information brings them into conflict with the school and government authorities, and only by sticking together can they save one or all members of the class from persecution. Family ties are also called into question. Written by Charles Paxton Martin

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Drama | History

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

1 March 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La revolución silenciosa See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Original literary source : "Das schweigende Klassenzimmer. Eine wahre Geschichte über Mut, Zusammenhalt und den Kalten Krieg", book by Dietrich Garstka, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, 30-11-2016, 224 p., ISBN: 9786550078927. See more »

Connections

Features Liane, Jungle Goddess (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs op. 20
Composed by Béla Bartók
(1920)
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Good insight into an oppressive system
19 May 2018 | by Sebastien02See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this movie, which is based on a true story. The good acting and several twists kept my attention until the end. The director cleverly uses some tear-jerking effects, as he does during the church sequence with Jonas Dassler. Regarding what happens to these young people, we understand that living in East Germany at that time was not a bed of roses. In contrast, West Germany is a bit idealized. The values of solidarity and fraternity conveyed by these young adults sound quite universal.


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