This chilling and inventive documentary examines Indonesia’s communist purge of 1965, in which more than one million people were killed. Leaders of the death squads continue to be celebrated as heroes, and the director challenged them to reenact their real-life killings in the style of the American movies that inspired their methods. 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. The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film that “could well change how you view the documentary form” (Los Angeles Times). 2012, Denmark/Norway/UK, 122 minutes.
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