The Act of Killing explores a chapter of Indonesia's history in a way bound to stir debate - by enlisting a group of former killers, including Indonesian paramilitary leader Anwar Congo, to re-enact their lives in the style of the films they love. When the government of President Sukarno was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his cohorts joined in the mass murder of more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals. Now, Anwar and his team perform detailed re-enactments of their crimes.
- Joshua Oppenheimer
- Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara, Anwar Congo, Jusuf Kalla, Herman Koto, Haji Marzuki, Safit Pardede, Ibrahim Sinik, Soaduon Siregar, Yapto Soerjosoemarno, Adi Zulkadry
- 115 min
- Denmark, Norway, UK