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The Look of Silence Plot

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

The Look of Silence Cast

  • as Himself, brother of murdered Ramli Rukun
  • as Himself, former commander of a civilian militia
  • as Himself, former leader of death squad (archive footage)
  • as Himself, former leader the village death squad
  • as Himself, survivor from Snake River massacre
  • as Himself (voice) (as Josh)
  • as Himself, former commander of Snake River death squads

The Look of Silence Latest Trailers

  • Official Trailer 2 2015
User Review
  • 4/5
By Sha Shewakar

A middle-aged Indonesian man, whose brother was brutally murdered in the 1965 purge of communists, confronts the men who carried out the killings. Out of concern for his safety, the man is not fully identified in the film and is credited only as "anonymous," as are many of the film's crew positions. Some shots consist of the man watching (what seems to be) extra footage from The Act of Killing, which includes video of the men who killed his brother. He visits some of the killers and their collaborators—including his uncle—under the pretense of an eye exam. Although none of the killers expresses any remorse, the daughter of one of them is clearly shaken when she hears, apparently for the...

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