Must Watch: Joshua Oppenheimer's Doc 'The Look of Silence' Trailer

October 21, 2014
Source: Apple

The Look of Silence

If you're into documentaries, or even if you aren't, this is a must watch trailer for a must watch film. A few years ago, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer unveiled his remarkable, shocking, profound documentary The Act of Killing, confronting the murderers behind the Indonesian killings of 1965-66. Oppenheimer is back with his follow-up documentary The Look of Silence, in which he returns to Indonesia and focuses on an optometrist who confronts the men that killed one of his brothers, addressing the same tough topic in a completely different light. It's another incredible documentary that we highly recommend taking a look at, it says so much through silence and emotions. It's a powerful film and this trailer provides a good hint at that.

Here's the first official trailer for Joshua Oppenheimer's doc The Look of Silence, in high def from Apple:

Synopsis for Look of Silence: Through director Joshua Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live, and so confronts the men responsible for his brother's murder–something unimaginable in a country where killers remain in power. The documentary, Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his Oscar nominated 2012 doc The Act of Killing, first premiered at the Venice, Telluride & Toronto Film Fests this year. Drafthouse Films will be releasing The Look of Silence starting early 2015, stay tuned for more.

The Look of Silence Review

Drafthouse Films has more info on the documentary and its release. Be sure to watch The Act of Killing, too.

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How "The Act of Killing" didn't win Best Documentary at the Oscars that year, baffles me to this day.

Aj Meadows on Oct 21, 2014


This movie. This. Movie.

ali3000 on Oct 21, 2014


Woah another stirring documentary. Powerhouse film making.

DAVIDPD on Oct 21, 2014

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