The Look of Silence2015
The Look of Silence (2015)
Critic Consensus: The Look of Silence delivers a less shocking -- yet just as terribly compelling -- companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing.
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Critic Reviews for The Look of Silence
Every scene weighs on the audience. But Oppenheimer and Adi manage to locate a lightness as well that lessens the burden.
Oppenheimer's follow-up, The Look of Silence, is more lucid but less interesting.
"The Look of Silence" is so disturbing because so few people in it seem disturbed.
A reminder that the architects of a massive tragedy remain present and unrepentant, the personification of the evil men do and a warning that it could happen again.
Killing focused on the surreal reenactment of mass genocide by its elderly perpetrators. Silence makes it personal.
Audience Reviews for The Look of Silence
Despite its tendency to place more the interviewer at the center of the doc than its subject, and how his confrontation seems at times fruitless and misguided, this welcome follow-up to The Act of Killing is also revealing as it exposes a country trying to bury its past.
An interesting film that looks at the Indonesian genocide of the sixties. Unfortunately it comes on the heels of an Act of Killing which covers the same topic in a much stronger way. Not a bad effort, just not great.
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