Don’t let this smiling faced man fool you. Director Craig Zobel has a dark side and it’s on full display in the controversial new film Compliance. Based on a true story. When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager that he’s a police officer and one of her employees stole money the movie becomes a social study in how far would you go to “comply” with every wish and whim of a perceived authority figure.
The movie gets pretty dark and intense right away and is one of those films that is polarizing audiences. Either you hate it or love it, but you’ll talk about it afterwards. Last week I sat down for a one on one with the smiling Zobel and we talked about authority, how much I hate my readers and more. Ok I don’t hate my readers, just the people who hate me. Frankly, I love to love.