About the movie: Based on a chilling true story, Das Experiment is an intense, high-energy thriller about a human behavior study in a controlled environment that gets wildly and horribly out of control.
An undercover reporter (Moritz Bleibtreu of Lola rennt) signs up to be a paid volunteer in a two-week scientific research project designed to test the psychological effects of prison life. Joining a group of eleven volunteer „prisoners“ in a makeshift prison, the inmates are monitored by eight volunteer „guards“ and an elaborate system of surveillance cameras. Now, the watched and the watchers find themselves drawn into a twisted nightmare where vulnerability is weakness, power is intoxicating and the experiment becomes a terrifying reality that will change their lives forever.
Warning: This movie contains heavy violence.