THE ACT OF KILLING wins top prize at Copenhagen’s International Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX.

The surreal, jaw-dropping tale of war crimes, guilt and moviemaking was awarded the DOX:Award on the grounds of balancing fear and re-enactment. In a statement the jury said:
“The Jury would like to award a film for its ability to show the construction of fear in a society and for its courageous re-enactment of the madness of the past, still echoing in the present.”
The Act of Killing has been the most popular film at Scandinavia’s largest documentary film festival. At the Awards ceremony director Joshua Oppenheimer thanked the film’s Indonesian crew who for the past six years have risked their lives to make the film a reality.
The film is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, co-directed by Christine Cynn and Anonymous. It is produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real, in co-production with Piraya Film’s Torstein Grude, Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn (Novaya Zemlya, UK) – in association with André Singer (Spring Films Ltd, UK). Executive producers are Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, André Singer, Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner Tveit and Joram ten Brink.
Image post production, digital effects and mastering has been carried out at Hinterland AS by Tom Christer Lilletvedt and Christopher Hove. The film’s composer is Elin Øyen Vister and sound design/mix was done by Gunn Tove Grønsberg at Storyline and Henrik Gugge Garnov.
Norwegian financing of the project has been given by The Norwegian Film Institute (Stig Andersen), The Freedom of Expression Foundation (Bente Roalsvig), Stavanger Kommunes Kulturbyfond, NRK, Kudos Family AS, Stiftelsen Matriark.
The film is represented in Norway by Kudos Family Distribution.

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