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The Experiment

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Original title
Das experiment
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger (Novel: Mario Giordano)
Music
Alexander van Bubenheim
Cinematography
Rainer Klausmann
Cast
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Producer
Typhon Film / Fanes Film
Genre
Drama. Mystery | Prison Drama. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
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 sanctions to confirm their authority.
Awards
2001: European Film Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Film.
2000: 2 German Film Awards: Best Actor (Bleibtreu) and Supporting Actor
2002: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Director
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