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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:

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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