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The Act of Killing Details

  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2013
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 2 hr. 2 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Joshua Oppenheimer

FULL SYNOPSIS

Celebrated documentary filmmakers Errol Morris and Werner Herzog act as executive producers on Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn's deeply chilling documentary exploring mankind's frightening capacity for violence. Desperate to understand the rationale behind the mass killings of Communists in Indonesia during the 1960s, Oppenheimer and Cynn present former Indonesian death squad leader Anwar Congo with a unique opportunity -- reenact his savage crimes for the camera in the style of his favorite Hollywood films, and allow him the opportunity to speak candidly about his memories and motivations for committing mass murder. Later, as Congo recalls the various methods he and his followers used to intimidate and slaughter scores of Communists, the reality of his heinous transgressions begin to set in, and vivid nightmares fill his nights with unspeakable terror. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 19, 2013

Awards

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Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joshua Oppenheimer Best Documentary 2013 Winner

Cast

Crew

Joshua Oppenheimer
Director
Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer
Torstein Grude
Producer
Joshua Oppenheimer
Screenwriter
Lars Skree
Cinematographer
Karsten Fundal
Composer (Music Score)
Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editor
Niels Pagh Andersen
Editor
Erik Andersson
Editor
Andre Singer
Co-producer
Joshua Oppenheimer
Co-producer
Torstein Grude
Co-producer
Andre Singer
Executive Producer
Werner Herzog
Executive Producer
Errol Morris
Executive Producer
Henrik Garnov
Sound/Sound Designer
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