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The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012

117 min.DK/Documentary

When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gang¬sters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title The Act of Killing
Danish title The Act of Killing
Other titles The Act of Killing
Keywords Genocide, Mass murder, Corruption, Sumatra, Indonesia, 1960-1969, 2010-2019
Director Joshua Oppenheimer
Co-director Christine Cynn, Anonymous
Screenplay Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen, Anne Köhncke, Joram ten Brink, Michael Uwemedimo, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous
Director of Photography Carlos Arango de Montis, Lars Skree, Anonymous
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas Mestre, Mariko Montpetit, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Composer Elin Øyen Vister, Karsten Fundal
Production country Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom
Dialogue language Indonesian
Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
Finance In co-production with Spring Film Ltd, Piraya Film, Novaya Zemlya Ltd. With support from The Danish Film Institute, Danida, Norwegian Film Institute, Institusjonen Fritt Ord, Stavanger Kommune, Ford Foundation, UK Arts and Humanities Council, Westminster University, Media Development Programme, MEDIA Broadcast, Kud.
In collaboration with DR TV, ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH, ZDF Arte, VPRO - Television, Sveriges Television, YLE, NRK Norsk Rikskringskasting
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales Cinephil - Philippa Kowarsky Production Ltd. / Levontin Street 18 / 65112 Tel Aviv / t +972 3566 4129 / f +972 3560 1436 / info@cinephil.co.il / cinephil.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Danish festival release 30.10.2012, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 07.11.2012
Cinemas Dagmar, Bagsværd, Grand, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Empire, Falkoner samt 51 biografer i provinsen inkl. Færøerne og Grønland.
Comment Joshua Oppenheimer's first film from Indonesia was nominated for an Oscar and has won numerous awards around the world – amoung them prizes at IDFA, the Berlinale and a European Film Award. The film was followed by The Look of Silence, which took the viewpoint of the victims of the Indonesian genocide.
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
Finance In co-production with Spring Film Ltd, Piraya Film, Novaya Zemlya Ltd. With support from The Danish Film Institute, Danida, Norwegian Film Institute, Institusjonen Fritt Ord, Stavanger Kommune, Ford Foundation, UK Arts and Humanities Council, Westminster University, Media Development Programme, MEDIA Broadcast, Kud. In collaboration with DR TV, ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH, ZDF Arte, VPRO - Television, Sveriges Television, YLE, NRK Norsk Rikskringskasting
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Joshua Oppenheimer
Co-director Christine Cynn
Co-director Anonymous

Script

Screenplay Joshua Oppenheimer

Production

Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Producer Anne Köhncke
Producer Joram ten Brink
Producer Michael Uwemedimo
Producer Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer Christine Cynn
Producer Anonymous
Co-producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Co-producer Joshua Oppenheimer
Co-producer Christine Cynn
Co-producer André Singer
Co-producer Torstein Grude
Executive producer Errol Morris
Executive producer Werner Herzog
Executive producer André Singer
Executive producer Joram ten Brink
Executive producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Executive producer Torstein Grude
Associate producer Maria Kristensen
Associate producer Lizzy Ratner
Production assistant Michelle Bernth
Production assistant Lia Ten Brink
Production assistant Tom Brooks
Production assistant Oliver Clasper
Production assistant Shusaku Harada
Production assistant Nick Hegreberg
Production assistant Karina Lavik
Production assistant Hugo Macpherson
Production assistant Valentin Manz
Production assistant Samuel Simon
Line producer Anonymous
Line producer Anonymous
Production manager Anonymous
Post-production manager Maria Kristensen
Post-production manager Helga Høegh-Krohn
Post-production manager Heidi Elise Christensen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Carlos Arango de Montis
Cinematographer Lars Skree
Cinematographer Anonymous

Editing

Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editor Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas Mestre
Editor Mariko Montpetit
Editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen

Music

Composer Elin Øyen Vister
Composer Karsten Fundal

Makeup

Makeup artist Anonymous

Sound

Sound Gunn Tove Grønsberg
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov

Special effects

SFX Anonymous

Visual effects

VFX Christopher Berge Hove
VFX Tom Chr. Lilletvedt
Motion graphics Emil Thorbjørnsson
Conforming Erik Andersson
Conforming Christopher Berge Hove
Colourist Tom Chr. Lilletvedt

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Prize of The Jury 2013 Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2013
The Mayor’s Prize 2013 Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013
Best Nordic Documentary Film 2013 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2013
Special Jury Award 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013
Audience Award 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013
Best Documentary Award 2013 Docsbarcelona 2013
Audience Award 2013 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013
Lower Silesia Grand Prix 2013 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013
Best Film 2013 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013
Oecumenical Prize 2013 Berlinale 2013
Audience Award - Best Documentary 2013 Berlinale 2013
DOX:AWARD 2012 CPH:DOX 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2013-12-10
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2013-11-13
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2013-10-24
Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013-10-10
Reykjavik Film Festival 2013-09-26
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2013-09-26
Message to Man 2013-09-21
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2013-09-20
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2013-09-19
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2013-08-15
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2013-07-18
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013-07-18
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2013-06-21
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2013-06-19
Los Angeles Film Festival 2013-06-13
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013-06-13
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013-06-12
Sydney Film Festival 2013-06-05
Transilvania International Film Festival 2013-05-31
Docsbarcelona 2013-05-28
Seattle International Film Festival 2013-05-16
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013-05-10
Leuven, Docville 2013-05-03
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013-05-02
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2013-04-25
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2013-04-10
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2013-03-21
New York New Directors/New Films 2013-03-20
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013-03-17
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013-03-15
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013-03-13
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2013-03-08
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013-03-04
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013-03-01
ZagrebDox 2013-02-24
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2013-02-14
Berlinale 2013-02-07
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01
Toronto International Film Festival 2012-09-06
Telluride Film Festival 2012-08-31
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Interview Berlingske Tidende Jens Ejsing 2014-12-24
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Jesper Bacher 2014-05-05
Artikel Politiken Dorrit Saietz 2014-04-13
Varia Politiken Michael Bo 2014-03-11
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad ritzau 2014-02-18
Varia Politiken 2014-02-18
Varia Politiken Kim Skotte 2014-01-25
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2013-12-05
Varia Politiken 2013-09-25
Varia Berlingske Tidende berlingske 2013-06-22
Artikel Politiken mette Bjerregaard 2013-02-28
Artikel Politiken mette Bjerregaard 2013-02-28
Varia Berlingske Tidende 2013-02-17
Varia Ekstra Bladet 2013-02-17
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-12-20
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-12-20
Interview Information Catarina Nedertoft Jessen 2012-12-10
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2012-11-09
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Jacob Oersted 2012-11-07
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2012-11-07
Interview Information Catarina Nedertoft Jessen 2012-11-05
Artikel Information Slavoj Zizek 2012-11-03
Artikel Information Slavoj Zizek 2012-11-03
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2012-11-01
Artikel Politiken 2012-11-01
Artikel Politiken 2012-11-01
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2012-10-31
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2012-10-31
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-10-30
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-10-30
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2012-10-30
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2012-10-30
Anmeldelse Politiken Michael Bo 2012-10-30
Artikel Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2012-10-26
Anmeldelse Information Catarina Nedertoft Jessen 2012-10-23
Anmeldelse Information Catarina Nedertoft Jessen 2012-10-23