We Are the Wave is a German coming-of-age drama web television series directed by Anca Miruna Lăzărescu and Mark Monheim.
Starring Ludwig Simon, Luise Befort, Michelle Barthel, Daniel Friedl, Mohamed Issa, Milena Tscharntke, Leon Seidel, Sarah Mahita, Kristin Hunold, Bianca Hein and others.
Netflix on Friday, October 18, 2019 released the trailer:
We Are The Wave | Official Trailer | Netflix.
The series takes place in the fictitious German city of Meppersfeld. It tells the story of a group of teenagers who decide to fight together against injustice and social problems.
Lea, a high school student from a wealthy family, is bored and frustrated by her privileged life. She doubts her parents' way of life, who consider themselves to be cosmopolitan and environmentally aware. Lea feels that she wants to do more than them in order to create a better world. When Tristan, a new classmate, comes to Meppersfeld and quickly makes friends with the outsiders Zazie, Rahim and Hagen, Lea's interest is aroused.
Tristan uses the personal circumstances of the very different teenagers in order to inspire them for a common fight against grievances and injustices. Rahim and his family, for example, are regularly attacked racially. In addition, his family is threatened with the loss of their apartment because an investor wants to renovate the building into expensive luxury apartments. Hagen's parents who are organic famers lost their economic livelihood after waste sludge from a local paper mill contaminated their fields. Zazie is bullied by classmates and feels oppressed by sexist gender stereotypes she doesn't match. After a short hesitation, Lea also joins the group, which meets in the afternoon on an abandoned factory site to plan the next steps together.
Driven by Tristan, the actions of the group, which is soon to be called "The Wave", are becoming increasingly radical and risky. What begins as an idealistic and playful revolt against the establishment, soon gets a threatening momentum. Central is the conflict between Lea, who believes in peaceful forms of protest and resistance, and Tristan, who considers Lea's optimism naive and is vehemently opposed to opening the group to other members.
Here is the full cast of We Are the Wave.
The We Are the Wave series is produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion and Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktion.
The average duration of each episode is 45 - 54 minutes. Country of origin: Germany. Original language: German.
More information about We Are the Wave you can get at:
Official website: netflix.com/title/80218819
IMDB: Wir sind die Welle
Wikipedia: We Are the Wave