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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.


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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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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The September Review

September 30th, 2014

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Grierson awards nominations announced

September 16th, 2014

Cutie and the Boxer and The Act of Killing are nominated for Best Cinema Documentary

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Upcoming Screenings

Saturday 06 December

Basingstoke – Proteus Theatre

Sunday 11 January

London – BFI Southbank

Monday 12 January

London – BFI Southbank

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