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The Experiment, 2001

The Experiment
Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Written by: Christoph Darnstadt
Language:  German
Country:  Germany
Runtime:  114 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The Experiment is disturbing, bleak, and tense. The plot centers around prison life, an experiment gone awry, and human nature. It is a drama, foreign, and thriller movie. In approach, The Experiment is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a prison. The setting is Germany. The Experiment happens in contemporary times. It is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that The Experiment includes strong violent content, nudity, and profanity.

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Based on the 1971 Stanford University simulation study of the psychology of imprisonment (otherwise... more

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Language: German
Country: Germany
Release date: 25 May 2002
Runtime: 114 min

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Moritz Bleibtreu Moritz Bleibtreu As Tarek Fahd - Häftling Nr. 77 / Prisoner #77
Christian Berkel Christian Berkel As Steinhoff - Häftling Nr. 38 / Prisoner #38
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This is a grimly thrilling movie that falls somewhere between clear-eyed realism and the improbabilities of an action flick.
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San Francisco Chronicle
Disturbing film.
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The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted in 1971 by a team of researchers led by Psychology Professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University....
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