The Experiment

The Experiment (2001)

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  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2001-03-07
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 1040 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Seven Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
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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.

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  • Moritz Bleibtreu

    as Tarek Fahd, Häftling Nr. 77
  • Christian Berkel

    as Steinhoff, Häftling Nr. 38
  • Oliver Stokowski

    as Schütte, Häftling Nr. 82
  • Wotan Wilke Möhring

    as Joe, Häftling Nr. 69
  • Stephan Szasz

    as Häftling Nr. 53
  • Andrea Sawatzki

    as Dr. Jutta Grimm
  • Polat Dal

    as Häftling Nr. 40
  • Danny Richter

    as Häftling Nr. 21
  • Ralf Müller

    as Häftling Nr. 15
  • Markus Rudolf

    as Häftling Nr. 74
  • Peter Fieseler

    as Häftling Nr. 11
  • Thorsten Dersch

    as Häftling Nr. 86
  • Sven Grefer

    as Häftling Nr. 94
  • Justus von Dohnányi

    as Berus
  • Nicki von Tempelhoff

    as Kamps
  • Timo Dierkes

    as Eckert
  • Antoine Monot Jr.

    as Bosch
  • Lars Gärtner

    as Renzel
  • Jacek Klimontko

    as Gläser
  • Markus Klauk

    as Stock
  • Ralph Püttmann

    as Amandy
  • Edgar Selge

    as Prof. Dr. Klaus Thon
  • Philipp Hochmair

    as Lars
  • Tristan Vostry

    as Assistent
  • Maren Eggert

    as Dora
  • André Jung

    as Ziegler
  • Uwe Rohde

    as Hans
  • Heiner Lauterbach

    as Dennis
  • Fatih Akin

    as Taxifahrer
  • Christiane Gerboth

    as Nachrichtensprecherin
  • Klaus Spinnler

    as Assistent
Directing Oliver Hirschbiegel Director
Writing Don Bohlinger Screenplay
Writing Christoph Darnstädt Screenplay
Writing Mario Giordano Author
Production An Dorthe Braker Casting
Sound Alexander Bubenheim Original Music Composer
Camera Rainer Klausmann Director of Photography
Editing Hans Funck Editor
Sound Wolfgang Wirtz Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Claudia Bobsin Costume Design
Art Andrea Kessler Set Designer
Production Klaus Spinnler Production Manager
Production Marc Conrad Producer
Production Norbert Preuss Producer
Production Friedrich Wildfeuer Producer
Production Benjamin Herrmann Producer
Sound Christof Ebhardt Sound Editor
Sound Jörn Poetzl Foley
Production Philip Evenkamp Executive Producer
Art Uli Hanisch Art Direction
Directing Isabel Kleefeld Assistant Director
Art Uwe Brauer Painter
Crew Stefan Isfort Property Master
Art Kai Koch Assistant Art Director
Art Uli Langenberg Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Thorsten Sabel Set Dressing Artist
Crew Dieter Schmidt Carpenter
Crew Helmut Dietl Thanks
Crew Alfred Holighaus Thanks
Crew Stefan Gärtner Thanks
Sound Max Rammler-Rogall Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Karl-Heinz Bochnig Special Effects
Crew Ernst Reimann Stunts
Lighting Jürgen Tomadini Electrician
Editing Nicholas Goodwin Assistant Editor
Camera Stefan Biebl Additional Camera
Camera Ingo Hilden Grip
Camera Moritz Bleibtreu Camera Operator
Sound Alexander Bubenheim Orchestrator