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.
(at around 15 mins) Oliver Stokowski (Schütte) is actually claustrophobic. In an early scene where the prisoners are crammed into the elevator, a hint of his genuine uneasiness is visible.
Tarek Fahd, Häftling Nr. 77:
Test subjects wanted. Earn 4000 marks for a 14-day experiment in a simulated prison.
Tarek's eyeglasses: the receiver (masked as walkman) had a 100m range. But where was it during the experiment? The locker rooms where too far (thick walls would absorb the rays).
€398,557 (Italy) (25 August 2002)
$141,072 (USA) (27 October 2002)