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Silent Revolution, The

Original title: schweigende Klassenzimmer, Das
German title: schweigende Klassenzimmer, Das
Germany, 2018

Director: Kraume, Lars
Production company: Akzente Film
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 111 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. In 1956 they are about to finish school in Stalinstadt, in the GDR. On one of their secret excursions to West Berlin to go to the movies, they see disturbing pictures of an uprising in Hungary in the newsreel Wochenschau. The students are impressed by the young Hungarians, who fight for their freedom and they decide to show their solidarity. In class, they hold a minute’s silence in honor of the victims. Little do they know how much trouble their seemingly harmless act of solidarity will mean for their future…

Bavarian Film Prize 2017, Berlin IFF 2018, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2018, Schlingel Chemnitz 2018. Filem'on CFF Brussels 2018, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2018 (awarded), Luxembourg IFF 2019 (awarded), Kristiansand CFF 2019, Discovery CFF Dundee 2019

Website: deinkinoticket.de/das-schweigende-klassenzimmer/infos/

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