An insightful chat with the executive producers.
I have yet to see this award-winning documentary, but I look forward to it. Basically anything that Herzog or Morris have something to do with is gonna be good, but most likely, great. I’m just hoping it comes to Netflix soon. They really need to step up their documentary game. I haven’t seen a good doc on Netflix in ages it seems.
From the VICE YouTube channel:
To get more insight on Joshua Oppenheimer’s frightening and otherworldly documentary “The Act of Killing,” we spoke to executive producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris about the making of the film and how important it could be for the future of documentary cinema.
The Act of Killing
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film that, according to The Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”