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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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The September Review

September 30th, 2014

Welcome to the Dogwoof monthly review, where each month we will be sharing with you our highlights, top sellers, recommendations and top news.

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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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New acquisition - The Look of Silence

September 5th, 2014

We will release Joshua Oppenheimer's follow up to The Act of Killing

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Upcoming Screenings

Monday 03 November

Southampton – The Phoenix Soutahmpton – Director's Cut

Saturday 06 December

Basingstoke – Proteus Theatre

Sunday 11 January

London – BFI Southbank

Monday 12 January

London – BFI Southbank

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