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‘Act Of Killing’ might be the craziest documentary ever

By 11.01.12

Get a bunch of guys who were in Indonesian death squads and let them make movies about it. Why not? Drafthouse Films has just picked up one of my most-awaited documentaries of the year. Act Of Killing shocked and scandalized audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival with its bizarre premise. Director Joshua Oppenheimer found men who were veterans of the 1965 revolution in Indonesia where 500,000 suspected Communists were killed, and then he essentially set them up with cameras and let them put together a “Hollywood-style” movie about their genocide. The end product is unlike any documentary you’ve ever seen, and it opens in 2013 with an eye on scoring an Oscar nomination.

About K. Thor Jensen... K. Thor Jensen is an award-winning writer and graphic novelist who lives on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. His website is Shortandhappy.com. He fought six Draculas and won.
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