The Silent Revolution

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 2018
  • Running time: 112 min
The year is 1956. During a visit to the cinema in West Berlin, high school pupils Theo (Leonard Scheicher) and Kurt (Tom Gramenz) see dramatic pictures of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest on the newsreel. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously... read more
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The year is 1956. During a visit to the cinema in West Berlin, high school pupils Theo (Leonard Scheicher) and Kurt (Tom Gramenz) see dramatic pictures of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest on the newsreel. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously decide to hold a minute’s silence in solidarity with the victims of the uprising during a lesson. But the gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected: while their headmaster (Florian Lukas) initially tries to put the whole thing down to the whim of youth, the schoolchildren become objects of the political machinations of the fledgling East Germany. The People’s Education Minister (Burghart Klaußner) condemns the action as a clearly counterrevolutionary act and demands that the ringleader be named within a week. But the schoolchildren stick together, thus facing with a decision that will change their lives for ever.

Original Release

03/01/2018

US Release

03/09/2019

Cast

Leonard Scheicher Theo Lemke
Tom Gramenz Kurt Wächter
Lena Klenke Lena
Jördis Triebel Frau Kessler
Burghart Klaußner Volksbildungsminister Lange / Minister of National Education Lange
Ronald Zehrfeld Hermann Lemke
Florian Lukas Direktor Schwarz / Principal Schwarz
Rolf Kanies Wardetzki
Carina Wiese Irmgard Lemke
Daniel Krauss FDJ-Sekretär Lange / Free German Youth Secretary Lange
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lars Kraume

Writers

Dietrich Garstka, Lars Kraume

Cast

Leonard Scheicher Theo Lemke
Tom Gramenz Kurt Wächter
Lena Klenke Lena
Jördis Triebel Frau Kessler
Burghart Klaußner Volksbildungsminister Lange / Minister of National Education Lange
Ronald Zehrfeld Hermann Lemke
Florian Lukas Direktor Schwarz / Principal Schwarz
Rolf Kanies Wardetzki
Carina Wiese Irmgard Lemke
Daniel Krauss FDJ-Sekretär Lange / Free German Youth Secretary Lange
Michael Gwisdek Edgar
Max Hopp Hans Wächter
Judith Engel Anna Wächter
Jonas Dassler Erik Babinsky
Michael del Coco Grenzbeamter 2
Sina Ebell Kellnerin Eva
Nils Hohenhövel Page
Jakob Kraume Jakob Lemke
Karl Kraume Karl Kraume
Nora Labisch Klara Winkler

Producers

Editors

Barbara Gies

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