The Act of Killing

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Film Info
Country Listing:Denmark
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Joshua Oppenheimer


Streaming until January 29, 2022

In the aftermath of the horrific genocide that wiped out accused communists in 1960s Indonesia, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheim sets a challenge to its unrepentant perpetrators: They must re-enact their real-life mass killings in the style of the Hollywood movies they love, including lavish musicals and classic film noir. The result is a groundbreaking cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of the mass-murderers, the shocking banal regime of corruption they inhabit, and the very nature of evil itself. Described as “unprecedented in the history of cinema” by Werner Herzog, who executive produced the film alongside Errol Morris, The Act of Killing will transform the way you view the documentary form.

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