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The Act of Killing

Final Cut for Real presents ; a film by Joshua Oppenheimer ; directed by Joshua Oppenheimer ; produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen ; producers, Joram ten Brink & Anonymous, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Joshua Oppenheimer, Michael Uwemedimo ; executive producers, Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, André Singer, Joram ten Brink, Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørn...
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"The act of killing" is an examination of the murder of political dissidents in Indonesia by government sponsored death squads in the years following the military coup in 1965, in which the filmmakers were successful in persuading those responsible to reenact the killings for the camera in the fashion of American movies.
Director
Joshua Oppenheimer
Performers
Featuring: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik, Yapto Soerjosoemarno, Safit Pardede, Jusuf Kalla, Adi Zulkadry, Soaduon Siregar, Haji Marzuki, Haji Anif, Sakhyan Asmara.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
166 min.
Language
In Indonesian with English subtitles
Notes
  • Program content: ©2012.
  • Special features: Disc 1: Interview with Oppenheimer on Democracy now (45 min.); Vice presents: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris on The act of killing; Deleted scenes; Trailers. Disc 2: Audio commentary with Joshua Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog. 40 page booklet featuring an essay "The murders of Gonzago" by Errol Morris; Digital download.
Related Title
Democracy now! (Television program)
Edition
Director's cut and theatrical cut
Series
Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films (Series)
Series Statement
Drafthouse Films ; no. 14
Drafthouse Films (Series) ; no. 14
Contents
  • disc 1. Theatrical version (122 min.)
  • disc 2. Director's cut (166 min.)
Credits
Cinematographers, Carlos Arango de Montis, Lars Skree, Anonymous ; editors, Niels Pagh Andersen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Mariko Montpetit, Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas Mestre, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Erik Andersson ; choreographer, Anonymous ; costumes, Anonymous.
Published
[Place not identified] : Final Cut for Real ApS, 2012.
[Littleton, Colo.?] : Drafthouse Films, [2014]
[New York?] : Cinedigm Entertainment Corp, [2014]
Publisher no.
  • 2029768 Drafthouse Films
  • 2029769 Drafthouse Films
Description
2 videodiscs (122 min., 166 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (37 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1; 1.85:1.
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