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The Experiment (Das Experiment) (2001)

The Experiment
7.3 Rating
(325 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Moritz Bleibtreu

Moritz Bleibtreu

Tarek Fahd - Häftling Nr. 77 / Prisoner #77
Christian Berkel

Christian Berkel

Robert Steinhoff Nr. 38
Oliver Stokowski

Oliver Stokowski

Günther Schütte Nr. 82
Wotan Wilke Möhring

Wotan Wilke Möhring

Joe Maier Nr. 69
Stephan Szasz

Stephan Szasz

Häftling Nr. 53
Polat Dal

Polat Dal

Häftling Nr. 40
Danny Richter

Danny Richter

Häftling Nr. 21
Ralf Müller

Ralf Müller

Häftling Nr. 15


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Mario Giordano

Mario Giordano

(novel Black Box)
Christoph Darnstädt

Christoph Darnstädt

(screenplay)


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Experiment going unpredictable and extreme.

6 years, 11 months ago at Sep 23 5:51
5 votes
Would you like to earn some extra cash on a two-week experiment that you could stop at any time? Some would, like these 20 characters in this film. 2 weeks in prison, some assuming the role of guards and some of prisoners. Guards are given the liberty to arrange things pretty much the way they want, with only one major rule: no violence allowed.

Director Hirschbiegel uses slightly a... read more

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4 years, 2 months ago at Jun 29 19:21
3 votes
''The experiment succeeds or fails with you! If you don't do your job right... The experiment makes no sense and we can stop it right now.''

A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The 'prisoners' are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rule... read more

A very good movie

2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 4 8:31
1 vote
It is one of those movies I kept hearing about for a very long time so I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn’t disappointed. Indeed, during the whole thing, I was rather flabbergasted by what was going on but I couldn't help wondering if it would happen the same way in real life (apparently, it did since it is based on an actual experiment). I wasn't completely convinced at fir... read more
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Description: The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The 'prisoners' are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rule ... (more)
Release date: 8 March 2001
UPC: 043396009646
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"1st viewing, PC/TV 9 June 2015 Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel Perikadon ohjaajan aikaisempi elokuva perustuu Standfordin vankilakokeeseen, mutta Oliver ja kumppanit vetävät hommat melkoisesti todellisuudessa tapahtuneen yli. Aihepiiri on erittäin kiinnostava ja elokuva olisi toiminut vähemmälläkin riehumisella. Lisäksi juonellisesti päähahmon tyttöystävä"keissi" vaikutti hieman päälleliimatulta ja turhalta."


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A very good movie

“It is one of those movies I kept hearing about for a very long time so I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn’t disappointed. Indeed, during the whole thing, I was rather flabbergasted by what was going on but I couldn't help wondering if it would happen the same way in real life (apparently, it did since it is based on an actual experiment). I wasn't completely convinced at first but it was eventually really engrossing and it will remain in my thoughts for a few more days, that's for sure. To be fair, the movie was not perfect. In my opinion, the beginning, when they introduce you to the main character was actually pretty weak. I mean, it is pretty obvious that they wanted the viewers to identify with the guy, to better understand his motivations, but it felt pretty aw” read more

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