The Experiment

The Experiment (2001)

The Experiment
7.4/10 by 181 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
  • Zee Germans
    November 29, 2004
    This was a surprisingly intense film that I'm so glad I watched. The concept was great and this was even before I found out it was based on a true story. But once I heard that it makes me want to look into it a lot more and see what differed from actual life and such. Supposedly the movie was pretty accurate though. It's amazing that good foreign films blow the socks off of most Hollywood garbage any day of the week. They're more realistic and the characters act more like real people would in day to day situations. The love story in this might've been the only thing that I think could've been done better since it became a little weird here and there. Other than that the suspense kept me going and the thought that this could happen to anyone is really scary to ponder. I'm pretty sure I'd like to see this made into an American version only because I'm quite positive they'd butcher it and wouldn't contain anything near the desired effect as has usually been the case in the past. It was kept simple and because of worked! The acting was great all around as it really was a job well done.
    Final Import:
    Movies: Not a possibility here in the U.S.
    DVD Purchase: Worth looking into.
    Rental: A wise choice my friend!