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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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Joshua Oppenheimer's stunning follow up to BAFTA winning and Oscar Nominated The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Also available are special edition double pack's with both films. This is must watch before Awards season buzz.

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July 14th, 2015

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Joshua Oppenheimer masterclass

June 24th, 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer held a insightful masterclass during Sheffield Doc/fest, if you couldn't make it the lovely people at Conversations about Cinema have made it available online.

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