Must Watch: Official US Trailer for 'The Act of Killing' Documentary

May 24, 2013
Source: Apple

The Act of Killing

See this documentary. It is phenomenal. I first saw Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing at the New Directors/New Films fest at the Film Society of Lincoln Center earlier this year and was completely blown away. It's such a riveting, unbelievably real, challenging, but powerful documentary that, as is quoted in the official synopsis, "could well change how you view the documentary form." The movie challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. The result, and story that unfolds as Oppenheimer captures these murderers on film, is truly remarkable. See the official trailer below.

Watch the official US trailer for Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, in high def from Apple:

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by documentarians Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, 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. After premiering at the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals last year, Drafthouse Films acquired the doc and will be releasing Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing in limited theaters starting July 19th this summer. Highly recommended, it's incredible.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


This premise alone makes this worth a watch.

DAVIDPD on May 24, 2013


Whoa. This looks....disturbing. Though oddly compelling.

D6 on May 24, 2013


A sharp commentary on the existince of and the effects/reflex of violence in media and human nature, creativity and destruction. All in all, it's damn brilliant

Linkfx on May 24, 2013


This is amazing in it's brutal honest look at sick sadistic minds at work. I dont know how these men are aloud to be alive however.I can only hope this film somehow brings justice upon these sick individuals .

maxalnutt on May 24, 2013


George Bush seems to live quite an enjoyable comfortable life.

Freedom fries on May 24, 2013


It looks fully mental.

Carpola on May 24, 2013


I don't get it.

dudeWtf on May 24, 2013


lol, wut?

get a clue on May 24, 2013

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