Film The Silent Revolution

The Silent Revolution, film still © Studiocanal

Sat, 29.09.2018

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth

Germany 2018 (Drama)

Director: Lars Kraume
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