The Act of Killing (2013)

Act of Killing
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 56mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords 1960s, 2010s, Communism, corruption, dark, death, dramatic reenactment, filmmaking, genocide, government, heavy, Indonesia, memory, movies, murder, political, psychological, revolution, violence
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joshua Oppenheimer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000014
Joshua Oppenheimer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lars Skree Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Joshua Oppenheimer Producer n/a 3 3000013
André Singer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000012
Bjarte Morner Tveit Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Christine Cynn Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Carlos Arango de Montis Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Niels Pagh Andersen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Elin Oyen Vister Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gunn Tove Gronsberg Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Henrik Garnov Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas Mestre Editor n/a 172 7000005
Charlotte Munch Bengtsen Editor n/a 172 7000004
Janus Billeskov Jansen Editor n/a 172 7000002
Mariko Montpetit Editor n/a 172 7000003
Torstein Grude Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
André Singer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Safit Pardede Actor Himself 1 1000006
Syamsul Arifin Actor Himself 1 1000007
Christine Cynn Director n/a 2 2000001
Adi Zulkadry Actor Himself 1 1000005
Sakhyan Asmara Actor Himself 1 1000004
Herman Koto Actor Himself 1 1000002
Ibrahim Sinik Actor Himself 1 1000003
Joshua Oppenheimer Director n/a 2 2000002
Signe Byrge Sorensen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Errol Morris Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Werner Herzog Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Christine Cynn Producer n/a 3 3000005
Michael Uwemedimo Producer n/a 3 3000004
Joram Ten Brink Producer n/a 3 3000002
Anne Köhncke Producer n/a 3 3000003
Anwar Congo Actor Himself 1 1000001
The filmmakers explore of a chilling aspect of Indonesian society, where death squad leaders from the military coup that overthrew the government in 1965 have become heroes. These killers of millions are challenged to reenact their crimes against humanity in the style of the American movies that they grew up loving and patterned their murders on. They play the killers and the victims, and what results is a look into the minds of these mass-murderers. As they confront what they did, the edifice of genocide as a "patriotic struggle" fades and they face a conflict between moral imagination and moral catastrophe.