A journalist aiming to write a secret exposé agrees to participate in a scientific study of power dynamics: half the experiment’s volunteers will play inmates, while the other half act as their guards. It’s unsettling to watch how quickly and horribly things get out of hand--memories of Nazi sadism arise--as role-playing morphs into brutal reality. A taut, fine-tuned psychological thriller.
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast: Christian Berkel