The Act of Killing (2013)

The Act of Killing was released on DVD on January 7, 2014
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When the Indonesian government was overthrown in 1965, small-time gangster Anwar Congo and his friends went from selling movie tickets on the black market to leading anti-communist death squads in the mass murder of over a million people. Anwar boasts of killing hundreds with his own hands, but he’s lived in his country with impunity ever since. When approached to make a film about their role in the genocide, Anwar and his friends eagerly comply-but their idea of being in a movie is not to provide reflective testimony, but to dance their way through musical numbers, twist arms in film noir gangster scenes, and gallop across the prairies as yodeling cowboys. A cinematic fever dream, The Act of Killing presents a gripping conflict between moral imagination and moral catastrophe.

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US DVD Release Date January 7, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Run time 115 Minutes
Theater Release Date July 19, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date January 7, 2014
Actors Haji Anif, Sakhyan Asmara, Syamsul Arifin, Anwar Congo, Jusuf Kalla, Herman Koto, Haji Marzuki, Safit Pardede
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Studio Drafthouse Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $486,919
Genre(s) Documentary
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