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Most movie-lovers watch fiction films, not documentaries."The Act of Killing," by U.S. filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer has set the current benchmark in documentary film, detailing a deeply local story that reverberates with us all.Oppenheimer's is a challenging film with a long backstory."Killing" is set among a small group of men once employed to carry out mass murder. Hampering Oppenheimer's fieldwork were the victims' torturers and executioners, who control the local economy and security apparatus. Their harassment made it impossible for survivors to discuss the killings, intimidating both the Indonesian film crew and their subjects, who feared repercussions after the foreigners left.The title comes from the one non-murderous passion Oppenheimer's subjects share."The Act of Killing" will screen at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil Friday at 8 p.m. For more information ring 01 20 40 80 or see metropoliscinema.net.
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