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Release Date: September 18, 2002Running Time: 116 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $141,072.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Thriller

Moritz Bleibtreu
Christian Berkel
Oliver Stokowski
Wotan Wilke Moehring

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A drama based on a real experiment carried out in Palo Alto, California where a group of scientists gathered 20 people and had them carry out a psychological experiment for a cash reward. As part of the research project, the recruits were divided up into prisoners and guards. In a controlled penitentiary-like environment, "Prisoners" are incarcerated and ordered to obey the rules, "Guards" are instructed to keep order. They are thrown head-first into a two-week long examination of the effects of assigned roles, power and control. That's what happens to Tarek, Prisoner # 77, an ex-journalist convinced he will emerge with a fascinating story. At first, the prisoners treat their roles with deta... Full Summary >>