V/A feat. Coldcut – Die Welle [The Wave] (FILM, GERMANY)

12 January 2009 Momentum Pictures MP875D

Feature film Die Welle [The Wave] which includes Everything Is Under Control by Coldcut with Jon Spencer.

A soundtrack CD for Die Welle as also available.

The Coldcut track was commercially released as a single on CD, 7″, 12″ which all feature slightly different artwork. This single appears on the album Sound Mirrors and later on the CD/DVD set Sound Mirrors: Videos and Remixes.

SONG: Coldcut – Everything is Under Control
Writers: Black, More, Ladd and Spencer
Published by Just Isn’t Music, Like Madd Music, (SESAC), Patrica Ann Music (BMI)
Vocals and Guitar: Jon Spencer
Rap: Mike Ladd (Courtesy of K7)
Backing Vocals: Dom Spitzer (Space Shuttle Vacancies)
Bass: Patrick Carpenter
Pre-Production, Engineering and Mix: Roy Merchant at The Dairy, Brixton
Additional Engineering: Al Mawdsley at Sound Authority
Production Assistance: Ross Allen for Casual Productions
Production Engineer: Jamie Hogg
Produced: Coldcut
Mastered: John Dent www.loudmastering.com
RELEASED ON: Sound Mirrors / Everything is Under Control / Die Well: Soundtrack

SYNOPSIS: “When Rainer Wegner, a popular high school teacher, finds himself relegated to teaching autocracy as part of the schools project week, hes less than enthusiastic. So are his students, who greet the prospect of studying fascism yet again with apathetic grumbling: The Nazis sucked. We get it. Struck by the teenagers complacency and unwitting arrogance, Rainer devises an unorthodox experiment. But his hastily conceived lesson in social orders and the power of unity soon grows a life of its own.

In probing the underpinnings of fascism, The Wave is far from a social-studies lesson. As with his previous film, Before the Fall, director Dennis Gansel fashions an energetic, gripping drama that cuts through superficial ideological interrogatives and goes straight for the veins–the human psychologies and individual behaviors that contribute to collective movements. In unpeeling the emotional layers and contradictions of his characters (the need to belong, to be empowered, to escape social distinctions), Gansel offers a humanistic perspective on the terrifying irony that these students may welcome the very things they denounce.

And lest we too easily dismiss this cautionary tale, its noteworthy that the true story that prompted Todd Strassers novel The Wave (from which the film was adapted) did not take place in Germany, but at a high school in Palo Alto. ” – from imdb.com

DIRECTOR: Dennis Gansel
WRITER: Dennis Gansel / Todd Strasser (novel)
PRIMARY ACTORS: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

RUN TIME: 102 minutes

BARCODE: 5060116723571

MATRIX: “DVP58591 MP875DR0/L1 Technicolor 02 DVP58590 MP875DR0/L0 02 Technicolor”