The Look of Silence Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 685

Average Rating: 3.3/4

# of Ratings: 11

Theatrical Release Date: 08/30/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/12/2016

Language: Other

Genre: Documentary

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

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Ungestrafter Massenmord

cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/04/2016

cinegeek.de In seinem ersten Film liess Joshua Oppenheimer eine Bande von berufsmässigen Mördern ihre Taten nachspielen. Diesmal berichten die Opfer des Genozids in Indonesien während der 60er Jahre. Die Dreharbeiten fanden direkt im Anschluss an die Veröffentlichung von The Act Of Killing statt und wenn das Opfer Adi seine Mörder aufsucht, wartet immer ein Fluchtwagen auf ihn. Adi zog auch in eine andere Region um und notwendigerweise blieb vieles im Abspann anonym. So entstand das Komplemetärstück zu The Act Of Killing. 1965 wurden in Indonesien nach einem missglückten Putsch etwa eine Million Menschen von Todesschwadronen des Militärs abgeschlachtet. Die meisten Täter arbeiten heute noch für den Staat und machen keinen Hehl aus ihren Taten - ging es doch darum, das Land zu schützen. …

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The Look of Silence

lastonetoleave - wrote on 08/27/2015

The Look of Silence (2015) PG-13 Documentary about a family who survived the genocide in Indonesia and the journey that one man, Adi, goes on to confront the men who killed his brother. This is a sequel to the award winning 2012 documentary, The Act of Killing. The killing of Adi’s brother was described by his killers with almost glee in the first film. The Look of Silence doesn’t have the visual flair of The Act of Killing, nor does it have the emotional impact of that movie. It just might be too late, with too many old men’s memories fading or dying, to give the needed release that you want from this film. There are a couple of feeble attempts by some of the children to ask for forgiveness for the sins of their fathers, but it’s few and far between. Adi, while he seems to be a …

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