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TIFF ’12: First look at “The Act of Killing”

Check out an extended, provocative trailer for Joshua Oppenheimer's anticipated TIFF doc The Act of Killing (pictured), which challenges self-professed mass murderers to recreate and act out their war-time atrocities.
August 29, 2012

An extended, provocative trailerĀ has been released for Joshua Oppenheimer’s anticipated TIFF doc The Act of Killing, which challenges self-professed mass murderers to recreate and act out their war-time atrocities.

The film, which is exec produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8.

TIFF doc programmer Thom Powers told realscreen earlier this week that the film was among a batch of titles he expected to secure deals during this year’s fest.

The Act of Killing‘s backers include Franco-German broadcaster ZDF Arte, Dutch net VPRO, Denmark’s DRTV, and Scandi broadcasters SVT, NRK and YLE, as well as the Ford Foundation and the Danish Film Institute.

The full trailer is below:

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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