About the film
experiment psychology biography controversy breaking the fourth wall
Release Date: October 16, 2015
|Slogan||:||«The Stanley Milgram Story»|
|Production Companies||:||FJ Productions, BB Film Productions|
|Producers||:||Billy Hopkins, Michael Almereyda, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Danny A. Abeckaser, Per Melita, Fabio Golombek, Uri Singer, Kerry Johnson|
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. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.