de Craig Zobel


They say that work gives us self-respect. But, as we all know, it can sometimes humiliate us. Sandra, the manager at a fast food joint, receives a phone call from a policeman accusing one of their female employees of having robbed a customer. The woman doesn’t dare doubt the officer’s word, so she keeps the young woman in custody in her office. The issue might not have been more than an anecdote, but the situation gets more and more out of control until reaching an unbearable psychological violence. One of the big sensations at the latest Sundance festival, Compliance plays with the present job insecurity until turning it into pure, unsettling and, above all, real terror.


Craig Zobel

Originally from Atlanta, Zobel has a degree in film from the North Carolina School of Art. In the year 2000 he co-produced George Washington, David Gordon Green’s famous debut. His first feature length film Great World of Sound (07), premiered successfully at Sundance. Compliance is his second feature film.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English