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Act of Killing, The Act of Killing, The

A nightmarish reconstruction of the Indonesian military coup of 1965, with the perpetrators playing themselves and their victims. 

A nightmarish reconstruction of the Indonesian military coup of 1965, with the perpetrators playing themselves and their victims. 

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When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, more than one million people were killed in less than a year. Anwar and his friends were promoted from ticket scalpers to death squad leaders, and Anwar killed hundreds of people with his own hands. In The Act of Killing , Anwar and his friends agree to tell us the story of the killings. But their idea of being in a movie is not to provide testimony for a documentary: they want to be stars in their favourite film genres - gangster, western, musical. They write the scripts. They play themselves. And they play their victims. The Act of Killing is a nightmarish vision - a journey into the memories and imaginations of the unrepentant perpetrators and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. 

Special Features

  • Dir. commentary with Werner Herzog
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer
  • VICE feature 
  • The Murder of Gonzago  - Errol Morris
  • Gallery

When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, more than one million people were killed in less than a year. Anwar and his friends were promoted from ticket scalpers to death squad leaders, and Anwar killed hundreds of people with his own hands. In The Act of Killing , Anwar and his friends agree to tell us the story of the killings. But their idea of being in a movie is not to provide testimony for a documentary: they want to be stars in their favourite film genres - gangster, western, musical. They write the scripts. They play themselves. And they play their victims. The Act of Killing is a nightmarish vision - a journey into the memories and imaginations of the unrepentant perpetrators and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. 

Special Features

  • Dir. commentary with Werner Herzog
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer
  • VICE feature 
  • The Murder of Gonzago  - Errol Morris
  • Gallery

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050968009947
Catalogue Number DOG289
Subtitle a film by Joshua Oppenheimer
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2012
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Dogwoof DVD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Sound 2.0 track stereo and 5.1
Subtitles English
Language(s) Indonesian, English
Running time 115 mins / director's cut 159 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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