The Experiment

The Experiment (2001)

The Experiment
7.3/10 by 145 users

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
Genres:Drama, Thriller
Production Company:Senator Film Produktion, Fanes Film, Seven Pictures, Typhoon
Production Countries:Germany
Director:Oliver Hirschbiegel, Isabel Kleefeld
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Plot Keywords:prison, rape, journalist, authority, prisoner, experiment, blackbox, scientific study, aggression, test person, imprisonment, asylum, prison cell, manipulation, torture, violence, humiliation
  • It could be you!...
    June 30, 2002
    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...