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Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer


Country: Germany

Length: 111 min

Director: Lars Kraume

Language: German, Dutch subtitles

Premiere: 17-01-2019

Cast: Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Jonas Dassler, Michael del Coco, Lena Klenke, Sina Ebdell, Isaiah Michalski

It is 1956 and East Germany is still five years away from the total isolation caused by the building of the Wall. In the wake of the violently quashed Hungarian Revolution against that country’s Soviet-dominated communist government, East German high-school students Theo (Leonard Scheicher) and Kurt (Tom Gramenz), having learned of the uprising while visiting the West, convince their classmates to observe a moment of silence in honour of the Hungarian dead. The repercussions arising from this quiet moment will change the lives of all involved… Based on a true story, Lars Kraume’s intelligent drama (English title: The Silent Revolution) is a timely reminder of how even the most seemingly innocent of gestures made under a repressive regime can take on an outsized political significance—and irrevocably alter the lives of those involved.

The Silent Revolution, also written by Kraume and adapted from the autobiographical book by Dietrich Garstka, deftly lays out the story’s complex socio-political and historical background. The differences between 1950s East and West Germany and between post-war Germany and the recent Nazi past all surface organically, with the writer-director impressively avoiding any kind of preachiness.’—Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

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