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.

  1. Mario Giordano


  2. Christoph Darnstädt


  3. Don Bohlinger


  4. Oliver Hirschbiegel


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  1. Moritz Bleibtreu

    Moritz Bleibtreu

    Tarek Fahd, Häftling Nr. 77

  2. Christian Berkel

    Christian Berkel

    Steinhoff, Häftling Nr. 38

  3. Oliver Stokowski

    Oliver Stokowski

    Schütte, Häftling Nr. 82

  4. Wotan Wilke Möhring

    Wotan Wilke Möhring

    Joe, Häftling Nr. 69

  5. Stephan Szasz

    Stephan Szasz

    Häftling Nr. 53

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The Experiment
The Experiment



Original Title Das Experiment

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 8, 2001


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget -

Revenue -



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