Experimenter

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they're delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don't stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they've been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann's trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people's tendency to comply with authority.

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Director:

  • Michael Almereyda

Cast:

  • Peter Sarsgaard
  • Winona Ryder
  • Kellan Lutz
  • Taryn Manning
  • John Leguizamo
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Edoardo Ballerini
  • Dennis Hyasbert
  • Danny Abeckaser
  • Anton Yelchin

Writer:

  • Michael Almereyda

Producers:

  • Danny Abeckaser
  • Per Melita
  • Aimee Schoof
  • Isen Robbins
  • Uri Singer
  • Michael Almereyda

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