Das experiment a review confrontations become more frequent and heated, and soon the experiment spins completely out of the control of the scientists conducting it, as the guards debase the prisoners with various forms of brutality.
Hirschbiegel paces the film masterfully, proceeding at a high-energy clip throughout, yet knowing exactly the right moments to take his foot off of the gas pedal. The experiment is to be set in a mock prison environment, and Tarek is immediately intrigued by the possibility of writing a story based on his experience as a research subject.
Furthermore, they point out that a red light will come on and they study terminate without them getting their paycheck. Later, Barris decides the best way to punish Travis is to urinate on him as well as shave his head. Tarek is able to sell the idea to his former editor, and he then applies and is accepted as one of the test cases.
Add to the mix a fantastic lead performance by Moritz Bleibtreu Run Lola Runand what results is a film I can Das experiment a review label a "must see. This claustrophobic yarn is presented in a straightforward fashion, meaning that humor is conspicuously absent from the action, but the gravity of the situation yields few rewards.
The bespectacled behavioral scientist Fisher Stevens who coordinates the study tells guards and inmates alike that they must not strike each other and warn them that the study will be suspended if violence erupts.
Aside from the opening and closing moments, "The Experiment" boasts an all-male cast. The juxtaposition of this story feels slightly awkward, but it is resolved nicely and does provide moments to catch your breath throughout.
In addition to Bleibtreu, Justus Von Dohnanyi is captivating as the twisted Berus and Oliver Stokowski garners immense sympathy as Schutte, a simple man and fellow prisoner in way over his head.
Originally, college students participated in the real Stanford experiment that took place in and sought to document what would happen if morally conscious people were in a morally ambiguous situation. Before he joins the experimental study, Travis meets pretty blond girl Maggie Grace during a peace rally and they decide to visit India.
As you can imagine, Travis qualifies as the most sympathetic character. Scheuring shows Barris getting a hard-on after he bosses around another person. Driven to obtain the most sensational story possible, Tarek makes every effort to provoke the guards and draws the wrath of their initially quiet leader, Berus Justus von Dohnanyi.
Travis Adrien Brody of "Predators" answers a want-ad in the newspaper to participate in the study after he is laid off from his job at a nursing home.
Poorly done from start to finish with a plot that is predictable as a boulder tumbling down a mountain side. Tarek transforms into Prisoner 77, and while the two sides at first simply go through the motions, the situation quickly begins to deteriorate.
Of course, the guards usurp their authority and take advantage of the prisoners who outnumber them and eventually turn on them and overpower them.
The vicious humiliation to which the prisoners are subjected is horrifying and makes for an absolutely draining viewing experience.
Forest Whitaker is well cast as a guard named Barris who lives with his mother and needs the dough to pay the rent. German first time feature filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel storms out of the gate with his intense and intelligent thriller Das Experiment.Apr 11, · Review for Das Experiment.
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Some critics of "Das Experiment" question the fact that the guards become cruel so quickly, but the real-life experiment bears that out. What is fascinating is how most of the members of both groups tend to follow charismatic leaders. DAS EXPERIMENT is an intense, gory, brutal, sadistic, and hopeless study of the innate depravity of man.
The attitudes portrayed in this movie read like the seven most deadly sins – plus. They run the gamut from pride, to anger, greed, fear, revenge, manipulation, hatred, disobedience, cowardice.
Talk about a riveting debut. German first time feature filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel storms out of the gate with his intense and intelligent thriller Das Experiment. Based on Mario Giordano's novel Black Box (and I'd have to assume also inspired.
Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Das Experiment. Released on Region 2 on 26th August, Das Experiment is a German film basing itself on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment ofand without much success.
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