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Overview

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and André Singer, 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.

Synopsis

In the 1960’s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia’s pro-regime paramilitary the Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds and completely unpunished, Anwar and his pals are delighted when the film’s director ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary – in any genre they desire. Initially 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.

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Dogwoof January Sale

January 5th, 2015

Whether you're searching for that special something to give the documentary-lover in your life or simply browsing for yourself, our January Sale offers great reductions on some of our most popular Dogwoof titles.

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Dogwoof Best of 2014

December 18th, 2014

Dogwoof team members give their highlights of the past year!

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Cutie and the Boxer wins a Grierson Award

November 6th, 2014

Zachary Heinzerling's heart-warming portrayal of the loving relationship between two eccentric artists walking away with the prize for Best Cinema Documentary.

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Upcoming Screenings

Friday 26 June

London – Regent Street Cinema – The Look of Silence double bill

Saturday 27 June

London – Regent Street Cinema – The Look of Silence double bill

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