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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 trailer 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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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