During project week, German high school teacher Rainer Wenger comes up with an experiment in order to explain to his students how totalitarian governments work. A role-playing game with tragic results begins.
This gripping drama calls to mind the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most captivating of psychological fallouts in which normal people so quickly embraced the roles of oppressor and oppressed, of powerful and powerless. Here, the German setting carries its own dark depths.
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