The Act of Killing
The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Director Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn

Production year 2012

Length 158min.

Country Denmark/Norway/UK

SYNOPSIS

In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

CAST & CREW

Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Oppenheimer

Director

Producer

Signe Byrge Sørensen

Director of Photography

Carlos Arango de Montis, Lars Skree, Anonymous

Music by

Elin Øyen Vister

Sound

Gunn Tove Grønsberg, Henrik Gugge Garnov

Edit

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

Production company

Final Cut for Real Forbindelsesvej 7 2100 Copenhagen Denmark

Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimerհas worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. Educated at Harvard and Central St. Martins, he is currently Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project.


Filmography

hese Places We Learned to Call Home (1997, short), The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1997), Land of Enchantment (2001, Co-dir.: Christine Cynn, short,), The Globalization Tapes (2003), Show of Force (2007, short), The Act of Killing (2012, Co-dir.: Christine Cynn, Anonymous), Look of Silence (2014).


Christine Cynn
Christine Cynn

Director

Christine Cynn

Christine Cynn has been directing documentary and experimental films for the past 14 years. For the last decade, she has been developing new ways to document the human imagination. She is educated at Harvard, recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Uganda, and has written screenplays for FilmFour.

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