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.
November 29th, 2013
The critics polls are in and a Dogwoof doc wins out!
November 25th, 2013
2013's must-see doc is now out to own.
September 10th, 2013
2 Dogwoof films are up for the PUMA Impact Award
July 24th, 2013
Head to your local picturehouse for one-off screenings of The Act of Killing
July 11th, 2013
The films iconic poster could be yours...
June 19th, 2013
Joshua Oppenheimer will join Penny Woolcock for a special event
June 17th, 2013
A Dogwoof film picks up the award for the 3rd year in a row!
May 16th, 2013
Catch the film's director Joshua Oppenheimer in London