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Compliance

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The hard-to-believe true story about a prank call scandal

A cop calls a fast-food restaurant, enlisting manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) to help interrogate suspected thief Becky (Dreama Walker) – but is “Officer Daniels” (Pat Healy) all he seems? 

Craig Zobel's grimly effective dramatisation of a real-life incident lays bare our blind acceptance of authority and the banal evil committed in its name. 

Zobel’s forensic narrative gives the actors space to register every incremental adjustment in tolerating an intolerable situation.

It’s exploitative only in the ominous sound design; instead, Zobel shoots with cold detachment rather than voyeuristic glee to leave the audience as helpless witnesses.

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