Das Experiment

Das Experiment

Deutschland 2000/2001, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Experiment

When former journalist Tarek Fahd, who presently drives a cab in the German town of Cologne, stumbles upon a newspaper ad looking for volunteers for a psychological experiment, he convinces his former boss to commission him to report undercover about the experiment, which seems to be partly funded by the army. Just before Tarek enters the experiment and agrees to live in a mock prison for two weeks, waiving his civil rights, his taxi is hit one night by the car of a young and beautiful woman. Dora has just lost her father, and she and Tarek spend a night together.
But the next morning Dora has vanished and Tarek starts his "term" in the "prison" that has been built into the cellar of the university. In the beginning, everyone, "guards" and "prisoners" alike, take it as a game. When Tarek, who records the proceedings with a miniature camera hidden in his glasses, starts to provoke the "guards", the situation begins to get out of hand. But the psychologists, who keep a 24-hour surveillance on the experiment, decide not to intervene. An unimaginable nightmare has begun. And the experiment turns into a matter of life and death...

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Credits

Director:Oliver Hirschbiegel
Screenplay:Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger
Director of photography:Rainer Klausmann
Editing:Hans Funck
Music:Alexander Bubenheim
  
Cast: 
Moritz BleibtreuTarek Fahd, Häftling Nr. 77
Christian BerkelRobert Steinhoff, Häftling Nr. 38
Oliver StokowskiGünther Schütte, Häftling Nr. 82
Wotan Wilke MöhringJoe Maier, Häftling Nr. 69
Stephan SzászHäftling Nr. 53
Polat DalHäftling Nr. 40
Danny RichterHäftling Nr. 21
Ralf MüllerHäftling Nr. 15
Markus RudolfHäftling Nr. 74
Peter FieselerHäftling Nr. 11
Thorsten J.H. DerschHäftling Nr. 86
Sven GreferHäftling Nr. 94
Justus von DohnányiBerus
Nicki von TempelhoffKamps
Timo DierkesEckert
Antoine Monot Jr.Bosch
Lars GärtnerRenzel
Jacek KlimontkoGläser
Markus KlaukStock
Ralph PüttmannAmandy
Edgar SelgeProfessor Dr. Klaus Thon
Andrea SawatzkiDr. Jutta Grimm
Philipp HochmairLars
Klaus Spinnler1. Assistent
Tristan Voltry2. Assistent
Maren EggertDora
André JungAndré Jung
Uwe RohdeHans
  
Production company:Typhoon Networks AG (Hürth), Fanes Film Produktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Norbert Preuss, Marc Conrad, Friedrich Wildfeuer

All Credits

Director:Oliver Hirschbiegel
Assistant director:Isabel Kleefeld, Ulrike Hampeter
Script supervisor:Heike Manzke
Screenplay:Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger
based on:Mario Giordano (Roman "Black Box")
Director of photography:Rainer Klausmann
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Production design:Uli Hanisch
Set design:Andrea Kessler
Title:Michael Otto
Make-up artist:Mary May, Sylvia Reusch
Costume design:Claudia Bobsin
Editing:Hans Funck
Music editor:Woepf Lechenmayer
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound:Wolfgang Wirtz
Foley artist:Joern Poetzl
Audio mixing:Max Rammler-Rogall
Special effects:Karl-Heinz Bochnig
Casting:An Dorthe Braker
Music:Alexander Bubenheim
  
Cast: 
Moritz BleibtreuTarek Fahd, Häftling Nr. 77
Christian BerkelRobert Steinhoff, Häftling Nr. 38
Oliver StokowskiGünther Schütte, Häftling Nr. 82
Wotan Wilke MöhringJoe Maier, Häftling Nr. 69
Stephan SzászHäftling Nr. 53
Polat DalHäftling Nr. 40
Danny RichterHäftling Nr. 21
Ralf MüllerHäftling Nr. 15
Markus RudolfHäftling Nr. 74
Peter FieselerHäftling Nr. 11
Thorsten J.H. DerschHäftling Nr. 86
Sven GreferHäftling Nr. 94
Justus von DohnányiBerus
Nicki von TempelhoffKamps
Timo DierkesEckert
Antoine Monot Jr.Bosch
Lars GärtnerRenzel
Jacek KlimontkoGläser
Markus KlaukStock
Ralph PüttmannAmandy
Edgar SelgeProfessor Dr. Klaus Thon
Andrea SawatzkiDr. Jutta Grimm
Philipp HochmairLars
Klaus Spinnler1. Assistent
Tristan Voltry2. Assistent
Maren EggertDora
André JungAndré Jung
Uwe RohdeHans
  
Voice:Heiner Lauterbach (Dennis), Fatih Akin (Taxifahrer), Christiane Gerboth (Nachrichtensprecherin)
Production company:Typhoon Networks AG (Hürth), Fanes Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:SevenPictures GmbH (Unterföhring)
in association with:Senator Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Norbert Preuss, Marc Conrad, Friedrich Wildfeuer
Co-Producer:Benjamin Herrmann
Line producer:Philip Evenkamp
Unit production manager:Klaus Spinnler
Shoot:10.05.2000-19.07.2000: Köln, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Niederlande
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2383 m, 120 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.01.2001, 86907, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 30.10.2003, Pro 7

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das Experiment

Versions

Original

Length:2383 m, 120 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.01.2001, 86907, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 30.10.2003, Pro 7
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2001
Lola, Bestes Szenenbild
Lola, Bester Nebendarsteller
Lola, Publikumspreis: Film des Jahres
Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2001
Beste Regie
 
Bergen Film Festival 2001
Audience Award
 
Istanbul International Film Festival 2001
People's Choice Award
 
Montréal World Film Festival 2001
Beste Regie