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The Look of Silence Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Joshua Oppenheimer Documentary HD

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Following Joshua Oppenheimer’s previous work about perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, THE LOOK OF SILENCE centers on a family of survivors who discover how their son was murdered. The youngest brother, Adi, is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live. He confronts the men responsible for his brother’s murder – in a country where the purge of more than 500.000 “communists” is regarded either as a thing of the past, or praised as an act of heroism. From these almost impossible premises begins an unprecedented dialogue.

The shift of focus from perpetrators to victims makes THE LOOK OF SILENCE a natural follow-up to the Academy Awards nominee THE ACT OF KILLING. The films disclose the atrocities in Indonesia from the 60s until today, and make for a strikingly nuanced exploration of human psychology and notions of history and truth.

Director: 
Joshua Oppenheimer
Photography: 
Joshua Oppenheimer
Run time: 
1 hour 39 min
Year: 
2014
Country: 
Denmark,
Finland,
Indonesia,
Norway and
UK
Producer: 
Signe Byrge Jørgensen
Sales: 
Piraya Film

Director info

Joshua Oppenheimer (b. 1974) is an American filmmaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His previous film THE ACT OF KILLING was screened at festivals worldwide and nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. THE LOOK OF SILENCE won five awards at the Venice Film Festival 2014.