The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)

Program Running Time 159 min.

Screening in the 159 minute Director’s Cut

Films in Program

Directed By: Joshua Oppenheimer
(Denmark, Indonesia, 2012, 159 mins)

Probably the most radical and powerful film you will experience this year, The Act of Killing is a searing expose of political amnesia and impunity in Indonesia, where the gangsters and thugs behind the murders of millions are celebrated as champions of free enterprise. It is also a surreal, provocative exploration of the psyches of these men - killers who proudly re-enact their atrocities for the camera, willing collaborators in their own cinematic bonfire of the vanities.