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 a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

"Unprecedented in the history of Cinema" - Werner Herzog

"an absolute and unique masterpiece" - Dusa Makavejev

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2012
Production country:
Denmark
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2012-10-30
Production company:
Final Cut for Real
Co production company:
Piraya Film AS
Executive producer:
Joram ten Brink
André Singer
Errol Morris
Werner Herzog
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Torstein Grude
Producer:
Joshua Oppenheimer
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Joram ten Brink
Anne Köhncke
Michael Uwemedimo
Christine Cynn
Co producer:
Torstein Grude
Sales agent:
Cinephil - Distribution & Co-Productions

Director

  • Joshua Oppenheimer

    Born 1974 in Texas, USA. Educated at Harvard and Central Saint Martins, London. Director of award winning films such as "The Act of Killing" (2012, winner of the Documentary Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival 2013), "The Globalization Tapes" (co-directed with Christine Cynn, 2003), "The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase" (1998, winner of a Gold Hugo in Chicago), "These Places We've Learned to Call Home (1996, winner of the Gold Spire in San Francisco), and numerous shorts. Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council's "Genocide and Genre project".

    Joshua Oppenheimer

Crew

Director:
Joshua Oppenheimer
Screenplay:
Christine Cynn
Cinematographer:
Carlos Arango de Montis
Camera:
Lars Skree
Composer:
Ellen Øyen Vister
Sound Design:
Gunn Tove Grønsberg
Henrik Gugge Garnov
VFX artist:
Tom Christer Lilletvedt
Christopher Hove

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
115'
Language:
Indonesian
Subtitles:
English

Downloads