The Act of Killing
- DENMARK, INDONESIA, NORWAY, UK / 2012 / Indonesian / Color / 159 min
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
The filmmakers confront former death squad leaders of the Indonesian Suharto regime and suggest they make a film about their past atrocities. The nightmarish filmmaking process and its 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. 159 minutes of intense images overwhelm the viewer with the vulnerable and sinful nature of a human society itself.