R | | Drama, Thriller
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
Christian Berkel originally auditioned for the part of Schütte but was then cast as Steinhoff.
Tarek Fahd, Häftling Nr. 77:
Test subjects wanted. Earn 4000 marks for a 14-day experiment in a simulated prison.
On the film poster Tarek is wearing number 82, but in the film he is number 77.
The first cinema version had an insert in the beginning of the movie which stated "This is based on the Stanford Prison Experiment". Since Prof. Philip Zimbardo wasn't asked by the filmmakers - and the movie doesn't really show the true experiment, but an exaggeration, the insert was changed to say "This movie is based on the novel Black Box"
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher and Mike Love
(C) 1966 by Sea of Tunes Publishing Co. Inc., USA
The Beach Boys
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der
EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH
und der EMI Electrola GmbH
€398,557 (Italy) (25 August 2002)
$141,072 (USA) (27 October 2002)