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The Experiment (Das Experiment) (2001)

The Experiment
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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


Written by (View all)
Mario Giordano Mario Giordano
(novel Black Box)
Christoph Darnstädt Christoph Darnstädt
(screenplay)


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Experiment going unpredictable and extreme.

7 years, 4 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, 7 months ago at Jun 29 19:21
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''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, 8 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 rules, and the 'guards' are told simply to retain order without using physical violence. Everybody is free to quit at any time, thereby forfeiting payment. In the beginning the mood between both groups is insecure and rather emphatic. But soon quarrels arise and the wardens employ ever more drastic sanc ... (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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