Chris Nashawaty
July 21, 2015 AT 04:12 PM EDT

The Look of Silence

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
103 minutes
Wide Release Date
07/17/15
director
Joshua Oppenheimer
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

A companion piece to 2013’s The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated documentary about the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, The Look of Silence in some ways manages to burrow deeper into your soul…and your nightmares. Oppenheimer follows Adi, the optometrist brother of one of the purge’s victims, as he goes searching for answers from the killers who don’t get why he can’t just leave “the past in the past.” In this haunting film about historical amnesia, all the scarred Adi wants is an admission of guilt, some shred of remorse or moral responsibility that never comes. A

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