The Act of Killing Poster

Release Date: July 19th, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Filmmakers expose the horrifying mass executions of accused communists in Indonesia and those who are celebrated in their country for perpetrating the crime.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Novaya Zemlya, Spring Films, Piraya Film A/S, Final Cut for Real

Distributors: Drafthouse Films

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  • The most gut-wrenching 'making of' documentary ever made. show more

  • Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer is obviously treading on dicey moral ground here, empowering killers to tell their story when they've never been called to account for the barbarism that brought them to power. show more

  • This feature-length documentary, currently entering national release, may be one of the most horrifying films you'll ever see, and one of the most edifying. show more

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Documentary (Feature)
Winner Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)