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The Act of Killing (2012): "My conscience told me they had to be killed."

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (2013) is a surreal documentary about a dark time in Indonesia’s history. In 1965 to ’66, an anti-communist purge occurred all throughout the country, as a new president was elected and the country’s Communist Party was decimated. 1.133 kata lagi

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Anna (Film Grimoire) reblogged this on FILM GRIMOIRE and commented:

After watching Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence (2015) recently, I almost decided to revisit his preceding film, The Act of Killing (2012), to revisit where Oppenheimer's focus on Indonesia began. But then I decided that I didn't want to put myself through this supremely uncomfortable film again, even though it is an amazing documentary. Here's my review on this very important film.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing is a documentary by filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the Indonesian genocide of 1965—both its victims and prime movers. The latter of these—who believe they are creating a propaganda film for the military dictatorship behind the atrocity—act out the tortures and killings they themselves conducted in the massacre. 606 kata lagi

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The Act of Killing / Jagal (2012)

  • Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
  • Cast : Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Adi Zulkadry, Ibrahim Sinik, Safit Pardede, Suryono, Soaduon Siregar, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara, Japto Soerjosoemarno, Jusuf Kalla…
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