The Act of Killing
- Denmark / Norway / UK
- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer/Anonymous/Christine Cynn
- UK release: 28 June 2013
In this remarkable 'documentary of the imagination', American documentarist Oppenheimer invited former Indonesian death squad members to perform fictional recreations of the many state killings they performed in the 1960s. In doing so, one member unexpectedly confronted the true horror of his own crimes, giving the film haunting power.
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The Act of Killing28 Jun 2013
Documentary confronting the perpetrators of Indonesia's mass killings of the 1960s
It’s estimated that the Indonesian military dictatorship in the mid-1960s was responsible for the killing of more than half a million suspected ‘communists’, following an attempted left-wing coup. American filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer’s remarkable…
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