Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

Cast: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Ibrahim Sinik

     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2014
UPC:
0025192219467
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
NR
Source:
Drafthouse
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
4:48:00
Sales rank:
69,217

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anwar Congo Participant
Herman Koto Participant
Ibrahim Sinik Participant
Sakhyan Asmara Participant
Adi Zulkadry Participant
Safit Pardede Participant
Syamsul Arifin Participant

Technical Credits
Joshua Oppenheimer Director,Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
Niels Pagh Andersen Editor
Erik Andersson Editor
Charlotte Munch Bengtsen Editor
Joram ten Brink Executive Producer
Christine Cynn Co-producer,Producer
Carlos Arango de Montis Cinematographer
Karsten Fundal Score Composer
Henrik Garnov Sound/Sound Designer
Gunn Tove Gronsberg Sound/Sound Designer
Torstein Grude Co-producer,Producer
Werner Herzog Executive Producer
Janus Billeskov Jansen Editor
Anne Köhncke Producer
Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas Mestre Editor
Mariko Montpetit Editor
Errol Morris Executive Producer
Andre Singer Co-producer,Executive Producer
Lars Skree Cinematographer
Signe Byrge Sørensen Producer
Bjarte Mørner Tveit Co-producer,Executive Producer
Michael Uwemedimo Producer
Elin Oyen Vister Score Composer

Scene Index

45-min interview with Oppenheimer on Democracy now! Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Werner Herzog and Director Joshua Oppenheimer; Vice presents: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris on The Act of Killing; Deleted scenes; Trailers; 40-page booklet featuring an essay by Errol Morris; Digital download

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