A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
An Indonesian man with a communist background named Ramli was brutally murdered when the "Communist" purge occurred in 1965. His remaining family members lived in fear and silence until the making of this documentary. Adi, a brother of his, decided to revisit the horrific incident and visited the men who were responsible for the killings and one survivor of the purge. These meetings uncovered sadistic details of the murders and exposed raw emotions and reactions of the killers' family members about what happened in the past - much to Adi's disappointment.
I don't feel as though this film does anything different than its predecessor. The issue at hand is no doubt important but I don't think I got anything out of this film that I didn't get from The Act of Killing. I understand that it is supposed to be a more personal view of the atrocities but it seems like there isn't much new information.
This is a review of the film on its own, not a review of the importance of the work that Oppenheimer is doing. I believe a film's importance and it's quality can be distinguished.
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