Directed by Lars Kraume, The Silent Revolution has been selected as the opening film of the KINO/18 German Film Festival. It tells the story of a class of high school students in cold war-era East Germany. After learning of the brutal clashes between Hungarian protesters and their Soviet oppressors, the students decide to hold two minutes of silence during class as a show of solidarity. Despite the seemingly trivial and innocent nature of their protest, the incident causes outrage, not just within the school but at the highest levels of the State Security Service.
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