L'Acte de tuer
( The Act of Killing )

Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous
2012 - 115 min - Couleur - Danemark, Norvège, Royaume-Uni

In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatise their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.



Author-Director : Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous
Photography : Niels Pagh Andersen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Mariko Montpetit, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas Mestre
Sound : Gunn Tove Grønsberg, Henrik Gugge Garnov
Original Music : Karsten Fundal, Elin Øyen Vister
Delegate Producer : Final Cut For Real
Co-producer : Piraya Film AS
Co-producer : Novaya Zemlya
Co-producer : Spring Films Ltd.
Broadcasting Co-producer : NRK TV International, VPRO TV, ZDF/ARTE
Broadcasting Co-producer : SVT 2
Broadcasting Co-producer : YLE (Finlande)
Contribution : Westminster University, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Danish Film Institute, NFI (Norwegian Film Institute)

Distribution


Distributor : Zed Distribution
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
VOD : Universciné

Distinctions

2013 - Festival international du film de Berlin - Berlinale, Berlin (Allemagne) : Prix du Public
2013 - Documenta Madrid, Madrid (Espagne) : Audience Award & Premier prix du jury
2013 - Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield (Royaume-Uni) : Grand Prix
2013 - IndieLisboa, Lisbonne (Portugal) : Amnesty International Award
2012 - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto (Canada) : Compétition officielle