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The Experiment (Das Experiment) (2001)

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Starring (View all)
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
Peter Fieseler Peter Fieseler
Häftling Nr. 11
Justus von Dohnanyi Justus von Dohnanyi
Berus - Strafvollzugsbeamter / Guard
Nicki von Tempelhoff Nicki von Tempelhoff
Kamps - Strafvollzugsbeamter / Guard
Timo Dierkes Timo Dierkes
Eckert - Strafvollzugsbeamter / Guard


Written by
Mario Giordano Mario Giordano
(novel Black Box)
Don Bohlinger Don Bohlinger
(screenplay)


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Experiment going unpredictable and extreme.

12 years, 7 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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9 years, 10 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

7 years, 11 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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