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Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing Gets UK Release Date
Posted July 19, 2013 06:29 PM by Webmaster
British distributors Dogwoof Films have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray director Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary The Act of Killing (2012). The preliminary release date set by the distributors is November 25th.
Official synopsis: Documentary about members of the Indonesian death squads who tortured and killed over 500,000 people throughout 1965 and 1966. Director Joshua Oppenheimer meets with Anwar Congo, a man who is proud and boastful of his involvement in the killings and who still lives alongside relatives of the people he has murdered. In an attempt to understand Anwar's attitudes towards the atrocities he personally committed, Oppenheimer asks that he recreate some of his more memorable killings with the help of the film crew and equipment. What transpires is a surreal and harrowing look at one of the most terrible acts of genocide which encourages reflection not only from the spectator but the participants themselves.
Director's Cut of the film (159 mins)
Director's Commentary with Werner Herzog
Errol Morris Essay
Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer & Penny Woolcock
Original Theatrical Trailer
Note: The trailer included with this announcement is not appropriate to view at work.
Other than Aguirre, Wrath Of God (if we actually get it this year), this is my most anticipated release this year by far. Probably won't be able to see it in the cinema (only one screening in a couple of weeks near me) so am very happy there is a blu-ray with everything I want on it - director's cut, Herzog commentary, Morris essay and director Q&A. Dogwoof succeed once again! Hope this tops The House I Live In to be my favourite documentary of the year.