The best reviewed documentary of 2013 so far, executive produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, The Act of Killing arrives in UK and Irish cinemas today. With five star reviews galore and features on Newsnight and more this is one film that everyone is talking about so don't miss your chance to catch this sensational film on the big screen. What's more director Joshua Oppenheimer will be present at our special directors cut screenings on our Directors Tour - catch him at venues across London, Brighton, Newcastle, York, Liverpool, Oxford or Cambridge - but hurry as tickets are being snapped up fast!
Here are just a few of the wonderful reviews that arrived for the film from the British press:
★★★★★ "The most compelling thing you'll ever see" The Guardian
★★★★★ "Staggeringly original" Time Out
★★★★★ "A shocking, unforgettable insight into pure evil" The Daily Mail
★★★★★ "Like no movie seen before" The Financial Times
★★★★★ "Simply the best film of the year" The Metro
The film is now screening in cities across the UK - visit www.theactofkilling.co.uk now to find your local cinema showing and book tickets!
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.