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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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