BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Checkpoints - Competition

The Act of Killing

Act of Killing (Director's Cut)
Danmark / Norge / Storbritannia/ 2012/ 2 t. 39 min.
Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Ibrahim Sinik, Sakhyan Asmara, Adi Zulkadry, Safit Pardede, Syamsul Arifin
Christine Cynn, Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonym
Carlos Mariano Arango de Montis, Lars Skree
Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Werner Herzog, Errol Morris
Genocide: The Movie

After the military coup in Indonesia in 1965, an estimated 500 000 suspected communists were brutally murdered by paramilitary forces. Half a century later, the men responsible for the killings are celebrated and hailed as heroes in their country. In THE ACT OF KILLING the filmmakers challenge the perpetrators to reenact their mass-killings in the style of american action movies. The result is an inventive and daring documentary, and a horrifying glimpse into Indonesia's dark past.


Christine Cynn, Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonym

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER is an American filmmaker who has made several award-winning documentaries, including THESE PLACES WE'VE LEARNED TO CALL HOME (1996) and THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE (1997). THE ACT OF KILLING has been the subject of great attention and critical acclaim all over the world.