The film, which asks former Indonesian war lords to reenact atrocities as if they were in a Hollywood action or crime film, has the likes of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris executive producing. Herzog, who came on board after an early screening, told Indiewire:
“He asked to show me the unfinished film, in London.
Director’s cuts are usually so boring, but after 15 minutes I knew I had to
support this film. ‘The Act of Killing’ tells a story that is at once so
powerful and so absurd —documentaries like this come around once every quarter
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