The Silent Revolution
German Film Festival 2018

The Silent Revolution, film still © Studiocanal

The Silent Revolution

Germany 2018 (Drama)

Festivals (Auswahl): Berlin 2018
Awards (Auswahl): Bavarian Film Awards 2018 (Best Young Actor)
Director: Lars Kraume
Screenplay: Lars Kraume,based on the book by Dietrich Garstka
Cinematography: Jens Harant
Editor: Barbara Gies
Music: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
With: Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, Jonas Dassler, Isaiah Michalski,
Ronald Zehrfeld, Carina Wiese, Rolf Kanies, Florian Lukas, Jördis Triebel
Producers: Miriam Düssel, Susanne Freyer
Duration: 111 mins
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Rating: M - violence

It’s 1956 and during a visit to West Berlin, high school students Theo and Kurt witness dramatic footage of the Budapest uprising. Back at in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously hold a two minute silence during class in solidarity with the victims of the Hungarian struggle against Soviet oppression. But the gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected.The People's Education Minister condemns the action as a counter-revolutionary act and demands that the ringleader be named, forcing the students to choose between standing together... or not.

Text: German Film Festival Australia


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