The look of silence

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Summary

  • The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

Notes

  • Originally released as a motion in 2014.
  • Widescreen.
  • Special features: 20-page booklet; Audio commentary with director Joshua Oppenheimer and executive producer Errol Morris; Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer and executive producer Werner Herzog from the 2015 Berlin Film Festival; Footage from the Indonesian premiere of The Look of Silence including a Q&A with protagonist Adi Rukun; A conversation about The Look of Silence with director Joshua Oppenheimer; Trailer; Digital download.
  • Blu-ray; region A; widescreen presentation (1.78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio; requires Blu-ray player.
  • Indonesian and Javanese dialogue; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
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