Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted prematurely when the experimenters lost control.
|Original Title||:||Das Experiment|
|Release Date||:||March 7, 2001|
|Production Company||:||Senator Film Produktion, Fanes Film, Seven Pictures, Typhoon|
|Director||:||Oliver Hirschbiegel, Isabel Kleefeld|
|Writers||:||Don Bohlinger, Christoph Darnstädt, Mario Giordano|
|Casts||:||Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Stephan Szasz, Polat Dal, Danny Richter, Ralf Müller, Markus Rudolf, Peter Fieseler, Thorsten Dersch, Sven Grefer, Justus von Dohnányi, Nicki von Tempelhoff, Timo Dierkes, Antoine Monot Jr., Lars Gärtner, Jacek Klimontko, Markus Klauk, Ralph Püttmann, Edgar Selge, Andrea Sawatzki, Philipp Hochmair, Tristan Vostry, Maren Eggert, André Jung, Uwe Rohde, Heiner Lauterbach, Fatih Akin, Christiane Gerboth, Klaus Spinnler|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, rape, journalist, authority, prisoner, experiment, blackbox, scientific study, aggression, test person, imprisonment, asylum, prison cell, manipulation, torture, violence, humiliation|
When I went to see the movie. I thought:"Oh, well, I wouldn't be caught losing my temper there. I'd just be there to get the money and I wouldn't care about anything more". What the movie did in a brilliant way was to show you that it COULD be you. As time passed, I was looking at my watch. And that was because I had become one of the prisoners. The end of the movie would mean the end of their torture-the end of the experiment. Near the end, I caught myself thinking "Kill him!Kill him!"And I'm a calm person, you know. It's very surprising and also frightening to realise that all people are the same. When they feel threatened, they tend to make groups to protect themselves, like animals. And they can get very violent, too...