The Pitesti Experiment/Experimentul Pitesti (2020)


The life story of Herman, a promising young man who under extreme circumstances changed into Romania's most effective torture machine in the infamous Pitesti Experiment during the Communist Regime.


Victoria Baltag


Alexandra Axinte (as Lexa Axinte), Alexandra Axinte (enveloping writer) | 2 more credits »

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Updated: 23 December 2019
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Sonia Teodoriu ... Otilia Roman
Ion Caramitru ... Unchiul Corneliu
Axel Moustache Axel Moustache ... Aurel
Victoria Baltag Victoria Baltag ... The teacher
Claudiu Oprea Claudiu Oprea ... Lt. maj. Corbeanu
Claudiu-Cristian Prisecaru Claudiu-Cristian Prisecaru ... Iron Guard team leader
Tedy Necula ... Tortured prisoner 3
Florin Danilov ... Gardian
Veronica Gheorghe Veronica Gheorghe ... The typist
Rares Lucaci Rares Lucaci ... Marcu
Sergiu Moraru Sergiu Moraru ... Herman Moraru
Roxana Caraiman Roxana Caraiman ... Pupil 10
Haruna Condurache Haruna Condurache ... Marta Roman
Stefania Sandu Stefania Sandu ... Girl 2
Doru Aftanasiu Doru Aftanasiu ... Leonid Roman


Between 1948 and 1951, Romania engaged in a shocking psychological experiment, one of 're-education through torture'. Political prisoners and dissidents were subjected to a psychological torture programme aimed at turning them into Communist supporters. Today, few people know that the experiment ever took place. Tom Wilson has been finding out more about the 'Pitesti Experiment.' Written by andreisamit

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The true story about the Pitesti Experiment (1949-1952)



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Release Date:

December 2020 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Herman: The Man Behind the Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Aroneanu, Iasi, Romania See more »

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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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