The Act of Killing

The film focuses on the perpetrators of the Indonesian killings of 1965–66 in the present day. The genocide led to the killing of almost a million people, ostensibly for belonging to the local communist community. When Suharto overthrew Sukarno, the President of Indonesia, following the failed coup of the 30 September Movement in 1965, the gangsters Anwar Congo and Adi Zulkadry in Medan (North Sumatra) were promoted from selling black market movie theatre tickets to leading the most powerful death squad in North Sumatra. They also extorted money from the ethnic Chinese as the price for keeping their lives. Anwar is said to have personally killed 1,000 people.

MPAA Rating:NR
Genre:Crime, Documentary, Biography, History, War
Country:Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom
Produced By:Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Bjarte MØRner Tveit, Andre Singer, Werner Herzog, Maria Kristensen, Anonymous, Anne KÖHncke, Errol Morris, Michael Uwemedimo, Lizzy Ratner, Torstein Grude, Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge SØRensen
Directed By:Christine Cynn, Anonymous, Joshua Oppenheimer
Cast:Jusuf Kalla, Anwar Congo, Sakhyan Asmara, Suryono, Haji Anif, Adi Zulkadry, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Yapto Soerjosoemarno, Soaduon Siregar, Safit Pardede, Ibrahim Sinik, Rahmat Shah, Haji Marzuki
In Theaters:Nov 08, 2012
Runtime:1 hour 55 minutes
Production:Final Cut for Real, Piraya Film A/S, Novaya Zemlya, Spring Films
Box Office:$486,919
Available On:Amazon, Vudu
Read More On:Wikipedia