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Seattle International Film Festival May 23 - June 16
Experiment, Das (The Experiment)
Contemporary World Cinema
Germany, 2001
116 minutes

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.

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Christian Berkel
Moritz Bleibtreu
Oliver Stokowski

5/25 6:30 pm
Pacific Place Cinemas

5/26 1:45 pm
Pacific Place Cinemas