'The Act of Killing': Mass murder revisited

Posted on Friday, Aug 02, 2013
'This is history, this is who we are," says Anwar Congo with considerable pride and no remorse, asked to reexamine - and then reenact, for the camera - the atrocities he oversaw as a leader of the Medan death squads in Indonesia of 1965. In The Act of Killing, Congo and his key cohorts blithely recall the murders and tortures they committed. It's like a 50-years-on reunion of frat boys, waxing nostalgic over the drunken revelries of yore.