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Wednesday, September 2 • 18:00 - 20:40
A screening of "The Act of Killing"

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In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leader Anwar Congo and his friends to dramatise their role in genocide. But their idea of being in a movie is not to provide testimony for a documentary: they want to be stars in their favourite film genres—gangster, western, musical. They write the scripts. They play themselves. And they play their victims. This 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
Producer: SIGNE BYRGE SØRENSEN
Year: 2012
Language(s): Indonesian with English subtitles
Duration: 159 minutes



Wednesday September 2, 2015 18:00 - 20:40
IACC Cinema

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