Compliance (2012) Film.Director : Craig Zobel

Becky and Sandra aren’t the best of friends. Sandra is a middle-aged manager at a fast-food restaurant; Becky is a teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day (too many customers and too little bacon), a police officer calls, accusing Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which she vehemently denies. Sandra, overwhelmed by her managerial responsibilities, complies with the officer’s orders to detain Becky. This choice begins a nightmare that tragically blurs the lines between expedience and prudence, legality and reason.

Craig Zobel (his Great World of Sound appeared at the Festival in 2007) returns with this riveting film, based on a true story. The cast delivers hauntingly authentic performances that make the appalling events unfolding onscreen all the more difficult to watch, but impossible to turn away from. Delving into the complex psychology of the real-life story under its sensationalized surface, Compliance proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. –Sundance Film Festival

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At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible personnel into participating in Becky’s sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve.(Imdb)

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When a police officer tells you to do something, you do it. Right? But how far might one go to obey a figure of authority before everything turns into a riveting nightmare? Premiering at Sundance, Compliance delves into the complex psychology of this real-life story, and proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Sandra is an overworked manager at a fast food restaurant in suburban Ohio. When she receives a call from a police officer accusing one of her employees, a teenage girl named Becky, of stealing from a customer, she takes the officer at his word. Following step-by-step instructions from him, Sandra detains Becky, and sets into motion a nightmarish scenario that quickly spirals out of control.

Bir polis memuru size bir şey yapmanızı söylediğinde yaparsınız değil mi? Peki yetkililere itaatin sınırları nereye kadar gider? İlk gösterimini Sundance’te yapan ve gerçek bir olaydan esinlenen İtaat, gerçeğin bazen kurmacadan daha da tuhaf olabileceğini kanıtlıyor. Ohio’da şehir dışındaki bir fast food lokantasında çalışan Sandra’yı bir gün polis telefonla arar. Arayan polis memuruna göre lokanta çalışanlarından Becky adındaki genç kız bir müşteriden para çalmıştır. Sandra telefondaki polise inanır ve talimatlarını harfi harfine izleyerek Becky’yi tutsak alır. Bundan sonrası çarçabuk çılgınlığın sınırlarına dayanan bir kâbusa dönüşecektir.   (Filmekimi)

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