8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 2021

The Act of Killing

Norway/ Denmark/ United Kingdom, 2012
Archives 2013
Watch Live Only at the scheduled time:
Sat, Apr 20 6:45 PM

description

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), a team of filmmakers examines 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. This is not a look at the remorse — forced or otherwise — of convicted war criminals reflecting on misdeeds. Instead, it’s a look inside the minds of criminals who have won, and who have built a society that celebrates their atrocities.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Telluride Film Festival 2012
True/False Film Festival 2012

press for The Act of Killing

"I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade...it is unprecedented in the history of cinema."
- TIFF
"A radical development in the documentary form and as an explosive journalistic expose."
- CNN

details

Documentary / Crime

18+
Indonesian with English Subtitles
116 Minutes

credits

Directors:
Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous

Producers:
Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joram ten Brink, Anne Köhncke

Executive Producers:
Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, André Singer

Website:
www.theactofkilling.com

community

awards

Panorama Jury Award, Berlinale 2013
Panorama Audience Award, Berlinale 2013