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Thomas Kuegel, Maren Eggert, Claudia Garde, Axel Milberg, Sibel Kekilli , Lars Eidinger - Actors promote the new ARD TV-Movie 'Tatort: Borowski und die Rückkehr des stillen Gastes' at Cinemaxx Cinema - Hamburg, Germany - Friday 2nd October 2015

Thomas Kuegel, Maren Eggert, Claudia Garde, Axel Milberg, Sibel Kekilli and Lars Eidinger
Maren Eggert, Axel Milberg, Sibel Kekilli and Lars Eidinger
Lars Eidinger, Maren Eggert, Axel Milberg and Sibel Kekilli

Das Experiment Review


Excellent
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 by the real life Stanford Prison Experiment), Das Experiment is a harrowing journey into the blurry world that lies between fantasy and reality. 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. Add to the mix a fantastic lead performance by Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run), and what results is a film I can confidently label a "must see."

Bleibtreu stars as Tarek, an ex-journalist turned cab driver who comes across a newspaper ad seeking participants to partake in a University sponsored psychological experiment. 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. Tarek is able to sell the idea to his former editor, and he then applies and is accepted as one of the test cases.

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Das Experiment Review


Weak

Psychologically resounding but bedeviled by somewhat preposterous plot developments, "Das Experiment" is a German thriller loosely inspired by a Stanford University study in which volunteers were placed as guards and inmates in a mock prison to see how they'd interact.

Before the 14-day trial was over, the real experiment went awry with the "guards" becoming power-mad. This film takes this concept to the next level, as one of the "prisoners" -- a former newspaper reporter (Moritz Bleibtreu, "Run Lola Run") trying to get a job-recovering juicy story -- deliberately provokes the reactionary "guards" into a slippery-slope game of domination that soon turns violent and spirals out of control.

The strapping, charismatic, intelligent, expressive Bleibtreu gives a superb performance as he asserts himself among the prisoners -- some of whom don't take well to his rabble-rousing since they just want to lie low and collect the 4,000 Marks they're promised for being guinea pigs.

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Talk about a riveting debut. German first time feature filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel storms out of...

Das Experiment Movie Review

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