Anatomy of Murder + The Act of Killing

Anatomy of Murder + The Act of Killing
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Posted May 26, 2022
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Considering ethics in Anatomy of Murder and The Act of Killing.

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Anatomy of Murder

Anatomy of Murder


Released: July 1, 1959
Runtime: 160 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Wendell Mayes
Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner, who's hiding a dark secret.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing


Released: November 1, 2012
Runtime: 159 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
Starring: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, cinematic journey, not only into the memories and imaginations of mass murderers, but also into a frighteningly banal regime of corruption and impunity.

 
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