The Act of Killing....

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The Act of Killing....

Postby svizzerams » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:58 am

Anyone see it yet?

The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. 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.



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...those without swords can still die upon them...

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Re: The Act of Killing....

Postby nowonmai » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:03 am

The banality of evil is now such an embedded concept that the shocking truth would be that some of these killers are quite interesting.
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Re: The Act of Killing....

Postby coldharvest » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:33 am

nowonmai wrote: some of these killers are quite interesting.

They always have been
I know the law. And I have spent my entire life in its flagrant disregard.
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Re: The Act of Killing....

Postby vagabond » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:32 am

svizz - Yes, well worth checking out.

Other than the documentary that actually won an Oscar ("20 Feet from Stardom"), the other nominated ones are on Netflix if you have access (and piracy if you don't).
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