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Watch: First Trailer for ‘The Look of Silence,’ Moving Companion to ‘Act of Killing’

Watch: First Trailer for 'The Look of Silence,' Moving Companion to 'Act of Killing'

Denmark-based director Joshua Oppenheimer first traveled to Indonesia a decade ago to make what would eventually, and at first unknown to him, become a set of two companion docs: “The Act of Killing” and “The Look of Silence.” With an artful cinematic eye, Oppenheimer looks at the anti-communist Indonesian purge of 1965 in both films.

Where Oscar-nominated “Act of Killing” turned to the perpetrators with unanswerable questions, 2014 Venice Grand Jury Prize winner “The Look of Silence” movingly asks one man, the brave Adi whose eyes reflect wells of sadness, to confront the horrifying atrocity that wiped out his brother — and hundreds of thousands of innocent others.

“The Look of Silence” opens July 17.

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