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Plot, Details & Awards

The Act of Killing

(2013)
Not Rated In Theaters 07/19/2013 , 116min.
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Plot & Details

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris ('The Fog Of War') and Werner Herzog ('Grizzly Man'), 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, 'The Act of Killing' is an unprecedented film and, according to the Los Angeles Times, "could well change how you view the documentary form."

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Documentary Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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