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Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (2018)

A group of twelfth-grade pupils decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging two minutes of silence during lessons.

Director:

Lars Kraume

Writers:

Dietrich Garstka (book), Lars Kraume (adaptation)
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5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Award : Prix du Public (Festival 2 Cinéma de Valenciennes, France, 2018). See more »

Connections

Features Liane, Jungle Goddess (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Aura Lea
Rock version of the song composed by George R. Poulton in 1861.
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Good insight into an oppressive system
19 May 2018 | by Sebastien02See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this film. Based on a true story, it faithfully reproduces the atmosphere of the post-war period, a few years before the building of the Berlin Wall. The direction is sober, apart from the tear-jerking sequence with Jonas Dassler crying in a church. Good acting and plot twists kept my attention until the end. I was moved by the situation of these young people. I also appreciated the values they share, such as solidarity and fraternity. With all they have to go through, it's clear that living at that time in East Germany was not a bed of roses.


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