Arena Cinema, to Werner Herzog's delight, brings world-acclaimed documentary 'The Act of Killing.'
The truly independent Arena Cinema presents another mind-bending film. “The Act of Killing” is a documentary that has stunned film festivals around the world and redefined what’s possible in documentary filmmaking. Without revealing too much, the movie shows real, live genocidal murderers of Indonesia that have been convinced to reenact their atrocities as their favorite gangster, western, or musical films on camera. The obvious absurdity belies this unforgettably complex soul-punch of a documentary. The subjects, heroes to the current local culture, were responsible for the murders of a million people. There is a cathartic profundity to seeing what could have happened if Hitler had won his war.