If you were a Manager at McDonalds and a man on the phone asked you to strip search a female teenage employee would you do it?
Every other day a movie gets released which is billed as ‘based on a true story’ but COMPLIANCE is not only based off a true story it is set around one of the most terrifying and stunning true life moments ever caught on tape.
Compliance is based off the true story of a McDonalds Manager that holds an employee hostage in a back room after a Police Officer calls the store and accuses the female teenage employee of stealing money from the cash till. The situation quickly escalates as the police officer orders the Manager to strip search the girl and leave her naked in the back room.
The entire situation is caught on closed circuit camera and goes from terrifying to outright disturbing. This choice to listen to the police officer on the phone begins a nightmare that tragically blurs the lines between expedience and prudence, legality and reason and is the basis of the dark film Compliance.
Based as noted on a true story COMPLIANCE delves into the complex psychology of the real-life story under its sensationalized surface, COMPLIANCE proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Along with the films poster the PR company also sent us the actual closed circuit footage that this film is based on. Be warned it is disturbing and incredibly shocking.
If you were a Manager in the same situation what would you do? So often in life we are terrified of what lurks in the dark, the stranger on the corner or the man in the dark that we do not see.
Unfortunately what can make us a victim more often are the people we know and trust as is clearly depicted in this movie and the true story it is based on. I can only imagine how this poor girls parents reacted the first time they saw this video.
I just watched the film this weekend and can honestly say I was shocked by it but the true story is just so horrifying its hard to focus on the film without thinking about the fact this movie is a TRUE story in every sense. I would encourage you to read Luke’s review of Compliance.