Excerpt: Il film di Joshua Oppenheimer, prodotto da Werner Herzog ed Errol Morris racconta entrambe le cose, creando un cortocircuito cinematografico, storico, sociologico, come raramente è accaduto sul grande schermo.
Excerpt: The brilliance of The Act of Killing is that it never lets you fall into the trap of believing that these men are monsters who you can dismiss as anomalies who were able to kill people indiscriminately because of the time and place.
Excerpt: What ultimately comes through is that this shines a light on a pernicious evil that has gone unaddressed for far too long. It refuses to look away and while providing a voice for the murderers, it indirectly provides a voice for the incredible number of people whose lives were ended.
Excerpt: The film’s main novelty is the fact that it contains interviews with wholly unrepentant murderers and a lot of the most shocking scenes are both evil and banal. However, we are given very little insight into Oppenheimer’s dealing with these people and, hence, his own culpability with the evil we see and hear.
Excerpt: At once the most micro and meta combination of cinéma vérité, documentary, and docudrama filmmaking techniques ever assembled, Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” is an earth-shattering cinematic experience.