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The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn / NO, GB, DK, 2012 / 115 min.

Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary on the paramilitary death squads who murdered almost a million Indonesian communists in the 1960s on behalf of Suharto is both surreal and terrifying.

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Werner Herzog, who executive produced, said after his first viewing that he had not seen a documentary in the past ten years that was “so powerful, surreal and terrifying” as Oppenheimer’s film.

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Director

Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn

Production year

2012

Country

NO, GB, DK

Original title

The Act of Killing

Length

115 min.

Language

English, Indonesian

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Badlands

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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still from The Act of Killing (Joshua Openheimer, ID 2012)
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