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Joshua Oppenheimer

Features

Wednesday, January 15 2014

'The Act of Killing' and How Not to Get Conned by a Charming Madman

Using Joshua Oppenheimer’s belief in the healing power of performance, mass murderer Anwar Congo creates a masterpiece of guilt and repentance that his director buys hook, line and sinker.


Columns

Wednesday, January 22 2014

The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them

Caesar Must Die and The Act of Killing are experiments that mix fiction and reality in distinct ways in order to investigate the relationship between freedom and violence.


Reviews

Wednesday, August 21 2013

Acting and Reenacting in 'The Act of Killing'

The killers cite their fictional inspirations and recapture their personal memories, dressed in gangster or cowboy or pink dancing girl costumes, showing how they used a garrote or a blade to do their work.


Blogs

Monday, August 26 2013

Death and Defiance: 'The Act of Killing'

On the one hand, Congo and his pals are pure, unadulterated evil. Yet they all worked in a system which still embraces them to this day, to an ends where everyone agrees the means were justified.


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