THE ACT OF KILLING (15)

Date Time
Thurs 8th August 7.45pm

Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway/UK/Sweden/Finland, 2012, 115 mins, subtitles
Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara

In this chilling and inventive documentary, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. Proud of their deeds and completely unpunished, Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes and even using pyrotechnic, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar finally begins to feel unease and remorse.

‘The most compelling thing you’ll ever see’ Catherine Shoard, The Guardian *****

BBFC advice – Contains graphic descriptions of torture & killings & strong sex references

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