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Of all the films you’ll see this year, “Compliance” has, for sure, the most unbelievable plot of them all. The little tagline at the beginning saying “inspired by true events” hasn’t stopped people from taking outrage at director Craig Zobel’s supposed exaggerations, with “Nobody could possibly be that stupid!” being a common refrain.

And yet, a little Net trawling of archived news stories (try a search for McDonald’s Kentucky 2004) reveals that the director of “Compliance” has made up next to nothing: This tale of a prank call taken to insane extremes actually happened.

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