Described as 'one of the most shocking films ever made', COMPLIANCE recounts a chilling true story with startlingly authentic performances, making the unbelievable events unfolding onscreen difficult to watch but impossible to turn away from.
Highly-strung fast food manager Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer, informing her that an employee has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, she commences a search of her young employee Becky, following instructions from the officer at the other end of the phone line - no matter how invasive they become.
Directors: Craig Zobel
Starring: Ann Dowd, Matt Servitto, Dreama Walker
Running Time: 87 mins
Region: Region 2
Based on over 70 incidents that took place in the USA, Compliance recounts this chilling true story in which the line between obedience and manipulation is hauntingly blurred.
On a particularly busy day at a Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd - Garden State) receives a phone call from a police officer, informing her that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky (Dreama Walker of Gossip Girl & The Good Wife) has stolen money from a customer.
Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become. As we watch, we ask ourselves two questions: “Why don’t they just say no?” and the more troubling, "Am I certain I wouldn't do the same?"
The cast delivers startlingly authentic performances that make the appalling events unfolding onscreen all the more difficult to watch – but impossible to turn away from.
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