Look of Silence, The
reż|dir Joshua Oppenheimer | DK, FI, IDN, NO, GB | 2014 | 103 min
prod|pro Signe Byrge Sorensen zdj|ph Lars Skree muz|mus Seri Banang, Mana Tahan mon|ed Niels Pagh Andersen dys|dis Against Gravity
What is it like to survive the genocide performed by death-squads in Indonesia in the 1960s? What is it like to live among the unpunished murderers of your own brother? Adi Rukun, a middle-aged optician, knows the answers to those questions. Finally, he decides to confront the killers' macabre acts. During an eyesight examination, he proposes they look at the past from a different perspective.
Director Joshua Oppenheimer calls for the breaking of silence born of terror. His film depicts the associated consequences. It's also a story about not being able to change anything in life until you fully deal with the past, even if every single day is built on terror and lies.
2014 IFF in Venice – the Grand Jury Prize, the FIPRESCI Award, Golden Lion nomination
2012 Scena zbrodni | Act of Killing, The