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The Act of Killing


The Act of Killing
In Theaters July 19, 2013
On Blu-ray January 7, 2014 Now Available ?
On DVD January 7, 2014 Now Available ?

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.

Box office gross: $0.3 million. View box office history.

Released by Drafthouse Films. See more credits.


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