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The Act of Killing


In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatise their role in genocide. 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.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous

Executive Producer: Errol Morris, Werner Herzog

Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joram Ten Brink, Anne Köhncke

Screenwriter: Joshua Oppenheimer

Cinematographer: Lars Skree, Carlos Mariano Arango de Montis

Editor: Niels Pagh Andersen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Mariko Montpetit, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas Mestre

Sound Designer: Gunn Tove Grønsberg, Henrik Gugge Garnov

Music: Elin Øysen Vister

Additional Credits: Director: Anonymous

Born 1974, Texas, USA and educated at Harvard and Central St Martins, London, Joshua Oppenheimer's award-winning films include "The Globalization Tapes", "The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase", "These Places We’ve Learned to Call Home" as well as numerous shorts.

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

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