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by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn


A documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

international title: The Act of Killing
original title: The Act of Killing
country: Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom
sales agent: Cinephil/Israel
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
film run: 120'
release date: DK 08/11/2012, FR 10/04/2013, NL 23/05/2013, GB 28/06/2013, NO 30/08/2013
cinematography by: Carlos Arango De Montis, Lars Skree, Anonymous
film editing: Nils Pagh Andersen, Erik Andersson, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas, Mariko Montpetit
costumes designer: Anonymous
producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Joram Ten Brink, Anne Köhncke, Michael Uwemedimo, Anonymous
co-producer: Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Torstein Grude
production: Final Cut for Real, Piraya Films Norway, Spring Films
distributor: ZED, Cinema Delicatessen, Avalon
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main awards/selection

Telluride Film Festival 2012
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2012
Berlinale 2013Panorama Dokumente, Audience Award
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013
Discovery Zone Film Festival Luxembourg 2013
Zagrebdox 2013
Tempo Documentary Festival 2013
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013
New Directors/New Films (USA) 2013
Urban Nomad Film Festival (Taiwan) 2013
San Francisco International Film Festival 2013
Montclair Film Festival 2013
Biografilm Festival (Italy) 2013

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