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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

Unsere Heimat
Lyrics by Herbert Keller
Music by Hans Naumilkat
(1951)
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Courage and Opposition
12 April 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This is a nice and well done movie about a class that defied their teachers but more importantly, even if they didn't know it the tyranny of their goverment. It is more than decent and even if you may not always feel entirely convinced by the acting (I think it's way above average here and very good for a german cinema release to say the least), the movie has a (real life) story to tell.

You may not have been aware of this, and to be truthful neither were the pupils in this. Some things feel forced and some incidents may feel a bit over dramatized, but they work in the story that unfolds. Also the characters are really nicely drawn. There are quite a few emotional moments and quite a few were you may feel helpless too ... it really is about being involved, if you let the movie do that to you, you are in for an experience


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