Questions tagged [the-act-of-killing]

2012 documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer about the 1965/66 Indonesian killings. Concentrating on the former death-squad leaders and challenging them to process their deeds by reenacting them as fictional films. Companion film to 2014's The Look of Silence.

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Have there ever been considerations about releasing the actual movie whose production The Act of Killing documents?

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary The Act of Killing observes original perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian anti-communist purge reenact their killings in the form of movie scenes in whatever cinematic ...
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Dance and costume scenes in 'The Act of Killing'

What a great and scary documentary all in one. I am sort of disturbed after watching it on Netflix last night but I'm glad I did. One thing that confused me though were the choreographed dance and ...