What are the limitations of blind obedience? To answer this question, the psychologist *Stanley Milgram* developed a sensational experiment in 1961. He wanted to show that people are willing to follow authorities even against their own moral sense. In the *Milgram-experiment*, volunteers slipped into the role of teachers. Wrong answers by their "students" should be punished with electric shocks. Many "teachers" did not hesitate to even deliver fatal electric shocks regardless if the students screamed and begged for mercy. Not knowing that the students were only actors and the electric shocks were not real, the volunteers explained their conduct with having merely followed instructions. The experiment fed into the debate on deference to authority and the nature of man during the Eichmann-trial. The star-studded film shows the life of a courageous scientist between admiration and hostility.
31 March 2016
|Production||Danny A. Abeckaser, Michael Almereyda, Fabio Golombek, Per Melita, Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Uri Singe|
|Cast||Winona Ryder, Peter Sarsgaard, Taryn Manning u.a.|
|Editing||Kathryn J. Schubert|