The Act of Killing
Academy Award® Nominee: Best Documentary Feature, 2014
Winner of over 50 International Awards!
Special Director’s Cut Presentation!
In this chilling and inventive documentary that was executive produced by Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) and Werner Herzog (NOSFERATU), 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. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, THE ACT OF KILLING is an unprecedented film that, according to The Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”
2012, 166 MIN, UK, Not Rated, Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn
“It is a gut-churning film: and a radical dive into history, grabbing the past in a way a conventional documentary would not.”– Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
“Bizarre to the point of trippiness, yet it's one of the most lucid portraits of evil I've ever seen.”– David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“A supreme testament to the cinema's capacity for inquiry, confrontation, and remembrance.”– Nick Schager, VILLAGE VOICE
“Among the most profound, formally complex, and emotionally overpowering documentaries I've ever seen.”– Dana Stevens, SLATE
“Presenting a terrifying view of a hidden holocaust and a moral apocalypse in which the most basic humanities have become twisted beyond recognition, The Act of Killing is a towering achievement in filmmaking, documentary or otherwise.”– Jessica Kiang, THE PLAYLIST
“I can't be more direct. "The Act of Killing" is one of the most extraordinary films you'll ever encounter.”– Janice Page, BOSTON GLOBE