A-Z German film titles

die welle, a level german

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french a level, cinema, essay, summary

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A schoolteacher uses a Projektwoche to try out a social experiment with his class;   introducing small changes  which form part of the way a fascist, totalitarian state works, he starts to indoctrinate the pupils, with the exception of one girl who refuses to be influenced.

As the week goes by the class now wearing a common uniform ( a white shirt) start to exhibit tendencies which are redolent of the Nazis and all are feeling buoyed up by the sense of a common cause.   There is considerable unease amongst the rest of the staff and amongst families as the experiment progresses towards a shocking dénouement.

Will British students take a film seriously where a class of bejeaned teenagers become more and more like them over the course of a mere week?    A hefty suspension of disbelief is required as we wonder just what is happening in the rest of the time the class is together for so much brainwashing to happen.

An interesting film to discuss and it would inevitably lead to discussion of indoctrination by extremists of any persuasion, a very current topic.


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  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


English subtitles

German subtitles