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The Act of Killing

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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 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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Two versions of the film: 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 Digital download
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2014
  • UPC: 025192219191
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Source: Drafthouse
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / 2 PACK
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,673

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, 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
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Act of Killing: Theatrical Version
1. Happy Man [:06]
2. Free Men [10:05]
3. Movie Theater Gangster [8:59]
4. Muscle [12:21]
5. On Location [8:49]
6. True Cruelty [9:46]
7. Herman For Parliment [11:30]
8. Heads [10:27]
9. Massacre [12:25]
10. Karma [13:20]
11. Have I Sinned? [8:26]
12. End Credits [12:24]
13. Chapter 13 [3:19]
Disc #2 -- The Act of Killing: Director's Cut
1. Happy Man [11:44]
2. Free Men [11:26]
3. Movie Theater Gangster [9:55]
4. Muscle [10:28]
5. On Location [10:18]
6. True Cruelty [15:14]
7. Herman For Parliment [20:59]
8. Heads [18:03]
9. Massacre [19:19]
10. Karma [21:08]
11. Have I Sinned? [14:57]
12. End Credits [2:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Act of Killing: Theatrical Version
   Play Theatrical Cut
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Interview With Joshua Oppenheimer On Democracy Now
      VICE Presents: Werner Herzog And Errol Morris On THE ACT OF KILLING
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Anwar Made Up As Victim
         Anwar And Adi Complain About Corruption
         A Deputy Minister Owes His Position To Pancasila Youth
         The Newspaper Publisher On Universal Humanism
      Trailers
         The Act Of Killing
         Bullhead
         The Ambassador
         Wake In Fright
         Pieta
         Drafthouse Alliance
Disc #2 -- The Act of Killing: Director's Cut
   Play Director's Cut
   Scene Selection
   Audio Commentary
      Audio Commentary With Joshua Oppenheimer And Werner Herzog
         Audio Commentary: On
         Audio Commentary: Off
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