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The Act of Killing

(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Joshua Oppenheimer   Cast: Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara
  • Running Time: 115 minutes
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Genre

Documentary

Producer

Signe Byrge Sørensen

Distributor

Drafthouse Films

Release Date

Jul 19, 2013

Release Notes

NY

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Synopsis

The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

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