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The Act of Killing
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Anwar Congo Anwar Congo
Himself - Executioner in 1965
Herman Koto Herman Koto
Himself - Gangster and Paramilitary Leader
Syamsul Arifin Syamsul Arifin
Himself - Governor of North Sumatra
Ibrahim Sinik Ibrahim Sinik
Himself - Newspaper Publisher
Yapto Soerjosoemarno Yapto Soerjosoemarno
Himself - Leader of Pancasila Youth
Safit Pardede Safit Pardede
Himself - Local Paramilitary Leader
Jusuf Kalla Jusuf Kalla
Himself - Vice President of Indonesia
Adi Zulkadry Adi Zulkadry
Himself - Fellow Executioner in 1965


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A very good movie

1 year, 4 months ago at Jul 18 7:38
1 vote
To be honest,  I didn’t really know what this movie was about before watching the damned thing and the main reason I wanted to check it out was because it was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list. Well, it turned out to be a really weird and messed up documentary, that’s for sure. First of all, I have to confess, I wasn’t really aware of all the horrors that ha... read more

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4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 29 22:00
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I feel I need another documentary to understand the extent of these bets and reenactments of cruelty on history, on its indonesian society, on their mass murderers characters. Without it, its a bit repetitive and unpurposed

Now it is history, still not forgivable...

3 years, 9 months ago at Feb 15 8:03
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The documentary was told from the perspective of ex Indonesian gangster Anwar Congo. His atrocity during 1965 military ruling where he was only a selling black market movie tickets before becoming a notorious gangster. This movie follows when he and his ex partners begin to remember his past incidents.

I was uncomfortable throughout. I felt it was disturbing in many parts. Actu... read more
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Description: Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, because Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. MEDAN, INDONESIA When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, a ... (more)
Release date: 1 November 2012
Tags: Documentary (9), 2010s (4), UK (3), Norway (3), Denmark (3), 2012 (3), Corruption (2), Genocide (2), Death Squads (1), Mass-killings (1), Indonesian (1), Watch Online (1), History (1), Crime (1), Criminal (1), Dictatorship (1), Making A Film (1), 2013 (1), Death Squad (1), 115 Min. (1)
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A very good movie

“To be honest,  I didn’t really know what this movie was about before watching the damned thing and the main reason I wanted to check it out was because it was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list. Well, it turned out to be a really weird and messed up documentary, that’s for sure. First of all, I have to confess, I wasn’t really aware of all the horrors that happened in Indonesia about 50 years ago and only therefore it was already a really valuable feature (as a result, Indonesia is another country I won’t be visiting for ‘fun’, I had recently the same experience with Mexio after watching ‘Sicario’). Anyway, not only this movie deals with a massively traumatic experience but it deals with it in such a unique way, as a result, the whole thing ” read more

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