A documentary about an Indonesian optician who meets with the aging, high-ranking members of death squads that were once responsible for murdering his brother, along with countless others, in the wake of a military coup that continues to rule over the country. After having gone unpunished for their actions and showing zero remorse, said optician risks his own well-being to get them
While it’s very much a companion piece to The Act of Killing (which is required viewing if you still haven’t seen it), it’s an astounding film in its own right, one that’s far more affecting in many ways than its predecessor. As you might imagine, it is shocking, it is harrowing, it is an experience that boggles the mind and it will stick with you in ways that movies rarely do. If ever there was a movie that was worth the subtitles, this is it. Nothing against Amy, but how this didn’t run away with Best Documentary is beyond me.
It’s got a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.