Joshua Oppenheimer´s secuel to "The Act Of Killing", shows us how the people affected by this genocide had to deal with this. The director shows us the "silence" of the people. Its incompressible, even today, that something like this may have happened. I (as a viewer) would like to believe that this is mere fiction, Oppenheimer places this crude reality in the most striking way.
A perspective piece, this documentary is often described as empathic. We are put into the shoes of the family as they seek closure? Retribution? The confusion and grief of those who have experienced such atrocities can evolve, and we are given the opportunity to experience the aftermath of their suffering. This glimpse helps us contemplate the emotions of the victims of genocide.
This film is an interesting and important story about history untold. The society depicted clearly has had their facts politically skewed, and without this film this information would have never been known to me. Potentially dangerous and culturally relevant, this film breaks the "silence" and exposes the tragedies that befell innocent peoples a single generation ago.
Absolutely devastating documentary. The framing of the narrative where Adi confronts the perpetrators of the Indonesian holocaust is a perfect way to confront the material and the history. The lack of remorse amongst these people is unbelievable - I don't recall Nazi concentration camp guards being depicted as this callous.
Regret? Remorse? Shame? If there is any to be had from the killers, you can't see it, not really. Even if one wished for it, even if one thought to catch a glimpse of it. This is perhaps the greatest piece of cinema about the true banality of evil: the repression, the indifference, the random on/off (a)morality. The return of the repressed gives pause only to us, the viewers. The victors themselves won't analyse.
act of killing gördüğüm en overrated filmlerden birisiydi. gayet ciddi olması gereken bir konuyu, vıcık vıcık kabare üslubüyla şekilcilik yaparak anlatılıyordu. ikinci filmde ise en azından sessizlik anları katılmış, ana hikaye sorgucusuyla beraber ilerleyerek ,dramatik ilişkiler kurulmuş. ama hala dağınık ilerliyor.. erol morris ve werner herzogun yapımcısı olduğu filmler iyi pazarlanıyor olabilir ama hala kötü...