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Release Date: October 16, 2015

Year    :   2015
Slogan    :   «The Stanley Milgram Story»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   FJ Productions, BB Film Productions
Director    :   Michael Almereyda
Producers    :   Billy Hopkins, Michael Almereyda, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Danny A. Abeckaser, Per Melita, Fabio Golombek, Uri Singer, Kerry Johnson
Writers    :   Michael Almereyda
RunTime    :   97 mins.

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.

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