Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram leads a psychological experiment – until today considered a exeriment of major importance – where volunteers administer electric shocks think the pain of strangers tied to a chair in another room. Even if the victim begs him to stop, most volunteers continue the experiment so simply because they were asked. Through this experiment Stanley is determined to discover what causes people to be obedient. Meanwhile, the Nazi Adolf Eichmann is broadcast across America. Both the scientific community and popular opinion are disturbed. Praised in some circles accused the other of being a manipulative monster, Milgram manages to overcome all obstacles thanks to his wife Sasha.