The Silent Revolution
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Festival in Media
Section: Made in Germany
Country: Germany 
Year: 2018

The Silent Revolution

111 minutes/color



1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR's flagship workers' settlements, they have the idea of holding a minute's silence in class for the victims of the Hungarian struggle for freedom. Neither the boys, nor their parents, nor the school's administration are prepared for the minor and major reactions that their expression of solidarity unleashes.


Director: Lars Kraume

Screenplay: Lars Kraume

Cinematographer: Jens Harant

Editing: Barbara Gies

Costume design: Esther Walz

Producer: Miriam Düssel, Susanne Freyer, Kalle Friz, Isabel Hund, Thomas Kufus



Jördis Triebel, Ronald Zehrfeld, Florian Lukas, Burghart Klaussner, Lena Klenke, Rolf Kanies, Carina N. Wiese, Tom Gramenz, Daniel Krauss, Michael Gwisdek




Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktion, StudioCanal Produktion, Zero One Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)

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Lars Kraume

Lars Kraume was born on February 24, 1973 in Chieri, Piedmont, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015), The Silent Revolution (2018) and Life Is Too Short to Dance with Ugly Women (1996).




2001 Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man

2005 Keine Lieder über Liebe

2005 Kismet - Würfel Dein Leben!

2010 The Coming Days

2013 Meine Schwestern

2015 Familienfest

2015 The People vs. Fritz Bauer

2018 The Silent Revolution