The Experiment

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Oliver Hirschbiegel
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  14 wins & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
60
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
R
Year:
2001
120 min
Website
186 Views


Subjects wanted!

Profits:
4000 mark,

for a 14 day during experiment.

..in a spurious jail.

Crown Plaza, please.

THE EXPERIMEN:

- Take care.

- You too.

Fighting dogs, fighting dogs?

Where for does someone need fighting dogs?

In former days the Romans used to have fighting dogs.

Sorry, don't I know you?

Hold on, B&S, cola, Spiegel and

don't take me wrong...

...Hubba Bubba, right or am I right?

Right.

Hey, now I know. Aren't you from

that booth down Aachenerstrasse?

And you are Tarek, right or am I right?

Yeah, that's right.

Yes, I know every cabdriver in this town.

Cabdriver?

I was one either some day.

Good day gentleman.

I am doctor Grimm, the scientific

assistant of this experiment.

You all know what you are here for?

Subjects.

The experiment is painless.

There's no need for medication.

It's about group-behaviour in an

imprisoned situation.

Are we playing guards or imprisoners?

You are divided into groups.

The computer will decide that.

We are doing a series of tests to

examine your psychic condition.

Previously I need to make the following remark:

Willing to participate in this experiment

means you will renounce

your private life and fundamental rights.

Anyone having problems with that?

Ok, then let's start.

Steward?

No, ground personnel.

then it's about time!

Mr. Faahd?..

Fahd.

come with me please.

It says here you drive a cab.

Yes.

Is that your real job or just temporary?

What you mean, temporary?

I mean, aren't you having any other jobs

besides driving a cab?

No.

I'm just asking, because it says here also that

you have studied philosophy, architecture and sociology.

Yes, that is correct, it's true.....

temporarily.

Good Mr. Fahd, your moral values are almost all

within the norms and you have a good condition.

That is important,

you can during the experiment

being exposed to very extreme situations.

Extreme situations?

But you will watch over me, don't you?

Uhm, the experiment will be guarded 24 hours

a day by video.

So nothing will happen to me.

Oh no!

- Yes!

He lives!

You've owed me 500 for two years.

I know, you'll get it.

Sounds interesting.

They say the army is behind it.

With plenty of money.

What do you want?

Start again? Say "sorry"?

Kind of late after two years!

l had stress.

You drive a taxi.

Yes.

And you want to be

locked up for two weeks!

But it's a good story.

Ten thousand. lncluding photos.

No expenses.

Thanks.

Yes?

-Hi, Fahd. l called.

l told you, don't jump on the sofa!

Press right:
freeze frame.

Press left:
continuous motion.

Receiver and recorder disguised

as a Walkman. The transmitter...

...has a range of 100 meters.

Cool.

Ready for tomorrow?

- Sure.

This is a reference test.

We'll do it again after the experiment.

Don't worry. It's not unpleasant.

Don't you feel well?

It's okay.

Do you have a problem

with enclosed spaces?

Everything okay, no problem.

Shit.

Shit, shit, shit!

Are you injured?

You had red!

You could've been dead!

This is my father's car.

He'll be happy you're alive.

I'm coming from his funeral.

What?

Where were you going?

- To Zandvoort.

Maybe you shouldn't go there.

What?

I don't believe in coincidences.

Nothing just happens in life.

Even the worst things somehow

make sense.

l, for example,

should no longer drive a taxi.

This will hurt a little.

Funny, it seems to be deep,

but there's no blood.

lf you're right, why is he dead?

What sense does that make?

Don't know.

Worst thing is, l couldn't

talk to him anymore.

Didn't see him for four years,

couldn't talk to him anymore.

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Mario Giordano

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