The Silent Revolution
22nd German Film Festival | 25.10.-11.11.2018
Das schweigende Klassenzimmer
Runtime 111 min
Rating NC16: Some nudity
Director Lars Kraume
Producer Miriam Düssel
Screenwriter Lars Kraume
Director of Photography Jens Harant
Cast Leonard Scheicher, Lena Klenke, Jonas Dassler
From the director of the award-winning The People vs Fritz Bauer comes the inspiring true story of a group of ordinary students who saw their lives changed forever by a harmless humane act of solidarity during the early stages of the Cold War, where freedom of thinking and integrity could make anyone an enemy of state or an ordinary hero.
Based on remarkable true events and adapted from Dietrich Garstka’s eponymous book, The Silent Revolution is a captivating Cold War-era drama that recently enjoyed its world premiere in the Special Gala of the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.
It’s 1956 and during a visit to West Berlin, high school students, Theo and Kurt, witness dramatic footage of the Budapest uprising. Back in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously hold a two-minute silence during class in solidarity with the victims of the Hungarian struggle against Soviet oppression. But this gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected.
Best Actor: Jonas Dassler
Bavarian Film Awards 2018