Trailer for The Wave

The trailer for The Wave reminds me of The Stanford Prison Experiment and Lord of the Flies.

On behalf of Sundance Selects, we're pleased to share the first trailer from the teen political drama THE WAVE! From acclaimed German director Dennis Gansel, the film will release theatrically this Friday in New York City. Additionally, the film will be available nationwide on video-on-demand in more than 50 million homes across the country beginning June 8th.

Germany today. During project week, high school teacher Rainer Wenger (Jürgen Vogel) comes up with an experiment in order to explain to his students how totalitarian governments work. A role-playing game with tragic results begins. Within a few days, what began with harmless notions like discipline and community builds into a real movement: THE WAVE. By the third day, the students start ostracizing and threatening others.

When the conflict finally erupts into violence at an intramural water polo game, the teacher decides to break off the experiment. But it's too late. THE WAVE is out of control...

The Wave