The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

In the 12 months after the military coup in Indonesia in 1965, Panchashil's regime paramilitary organizations murdered over a million people.

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.



  • projection time:
    115 min.
  • country/year:
    Denmark, Norway, Great Britain / 2012
  • director:
    Joshua Oppenheimer
  • pictures:
    Carlos Arango de Montis, Lars Skree
  • production:
    Signe Byrge Sørensen / Final Cut for Real, Novaya Zemlya

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