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The Social Experiment

OT: The Social Experiment

Pascal Schröder // Germany, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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Following in the technical footsteps of The Mandalorian: a gripping sci-fi thriller and the first German film to be shot in a virtual reality LED studio. Jackpot! Adrian and his four best friends have won an Escape Room adventure. But this harmless leisure activity turns out to be a social experiment which really puts their friendship to the test: an artificial intelligence controls what is happening and begins to set the players off against each other and confront them with their deepest fears. And suddenly the game is deadly serious.


PASCAL SCHRÖDER (*1990 in Kamp-Lintfort) is a directing graduate of the Hamburg Media School. His graduation film Ungeheuer won the audience award at the ISFVF Film Festival in Beijing. This year he was nominated for the New Faces Award - Best Debut Film.



The Social Experiment

Fiction Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2022



97 min


Pascal Schröder

Raffaela Kraus, Pascal Schröder

Elmo Anton Stratz, Marven Gabriel Suarez-Brinkert, Thapelo Mashiane, Emilia Djalili, Gustav Strunz, Raffaela Kraus, Claudiu Mark Draghici, Esmael Agostinho, Charlotte Beba, Ebba Ekholm

Andreas Schlieter, Raffaela Kraus, Pascal Schröder, Kai Steinmetz

Daniel Schua

Michael Manzke

Zenon Kristen

Oliver Jensen

Iris Trescher-Lorenz

Petra Kilian

Gipfelstürmer Film GmbH

Tobis Film

Gipfelstürmer Film GmbH

Tobis Film, Uta Peleikis: uta.peleikis@tobis.de


Coming of AgeGenreAdolescenceScience Fiction & Fantasy

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