EXPERIMENTER

CINETIC MEDIA - as SALES

Completed 2014

Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority by using electric shock. We follow Milgr

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Sundance Film Festival 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael ALMEREYDA
    • Synopsis
    • In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the "obedience experiments" at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary people asked to send harmful electrical shocks to a stranger. Despite pleadings from the person they were shocking, 65 percent of subjects obeyed commands from a lab-coated authority figure to deliver potentially fatal currents. With Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s Kafkaesque results hit a nerve, and he was accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster.
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