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The Look of Silence (2014)

The Look of Silence
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Adi Rukun Adi Rukun
Himself, brother of murdered Ramli Rukun
M.Y. Basrun M.Y. Basrun
Himself, former commander of a civilian militia
Amir Hasan Amir Hasan
Himself, former leader of death squad
Inong Inong
Himself, former leader the village death squad
Kemat Kemat
Himself, survivor from Snake River massacre
Amir Siahaan Amir Siahaan
Himself, former commander of Snake River death squads
Ted Yates Ted Yates
Himself, reporter, NBC News


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A very good movie

1 month, 3 weeks ago at Jun 12 9:31
Since I really loved ‘The Act of Killing’, I was of course really eager to watch Joshua Oppenheimer's directing follow-up, especially since it was some kind of sequel to ‘The Act of Killing’. Well, even though even it turned out be a more straightforward documentary than his previous directing effort, I was still really impressed and pretty much floored by the damned thing. In my opinion, ... read more
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Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.
Release date: 11 September 2014
Tags: Documentary (4), 2014 (2), UK (1), Usa (1), France (1), Germany (1), Norway (1), Israel (1), Denmark (1), Color (1), Netherlands (1), Finland (1), 2010s (1), Indonesia (1), 100 Min. (1), 2015 (1)
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A very good movie

“Since I really loved ‘The Act of Killing’, I was of course really eager to watch Joshua Oppenheimer's directing follow-up, especially since it was some kind of sequel to ‘The Act of Killing’. Well, even though even it turned out be a more straightforward documentary than his previous directing effort, I was still really impressed and pretty much floored by the damned thing. In my opinion, this movie is such a deep dive into the human soul and it was just fascinating to behold. I mean, this genocide in Indonesia was just the stuff of nightmare and it pretty much gives us a glimpse of what might have happened if the Nazis wouldn’t have been defeated and would still be in power nowadays. Obviously, this tragedy has been a huge trauma for the Indonesian people and it was just so fasc” read more

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