Joshua Oppenheimer
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'The Act of Killing' and How Not to Get Conned by a Charming Madman
15 Jan 2014 // 9:14 PM

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

The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them
22 Jan 2014 // 10:20 PM

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.

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Acting and Reenacting in 'The Act of Killing'
21 Aug 2013 // 2:30 AM

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

Death and Defiance: 'The Act of Killing'
26 Aug 2013 // 3:00 AM

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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