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'The Act of Killing': Werner Herzog talks about acclaimed doc

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Act Of Killing

In the documentary The Act of Killing, Indonesian death squad members are persuaded to recreate atrocities they committed during the ’60s as if they were acting in Hollywood movies. As compelling as it is disturbing the Drafthouse Films release is on the Oscars shortlist for best documentary feature and just this weekend shared the best non-fiction film trophy with At Berkeley at the National Society of Film Critics Awards.

The Act of Killing debuts today on DVD and Blu-ray formats today with a commentary from director Joshua Oppenheimer and one of the movie’s executive producers, legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. You can check out an exclusive clip from that commentary below.