The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer

In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatise their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of Indonesian mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

Cinema Delicatessen will release The Act of Killing in Dutch film theatres on May 23.

Date, time and location:

Mo 6 May

19.00 hrs

Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht

Reservations: 030-2320450

Mo 6 May

20.00 hrs

Scheltema, Leiden

Reservations: 071-5144441

Tu 7 May

20.00 hrs

Filmtheater Hilversum

Reservations: 035-6235466

Su 12 May

15.30 hrs

Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch

Reservations: 073-6818160

Mo 13 May

19.30 hrs

Plaza Futura, Eindhoven

Reservations: 040-2946848

Mo 13 May

20.00 hrs

Filmhuis De Spiegel, Heerlen

Reservations: 045-5772279

Tu 14 May

19.45 hrs

Fraterhuis, Zwolle


Tu 14 May

21.00 hrs

Vera Zienema, Groningen


We 15 May

19.30 hrs

Kriterion, Amsterdam

Reservations: 020-6231708

We 15 May

20.00 hrs

Provadja Alkmaar

Reservations: 072-5202022

Th 16 May

21.05 hrs

De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort

Reservations: 033-4226555

Th 16 May

19.30 hrs

Lumen, Delft

Reservations: 015-2140226

Su 19 May

14.00 hrs

Filmhuis Den Haag, The Hague

Reservations: 070-3656030

Mo 20 May

19.30 hrs

Lumière, Maastricht

Reservations: 043-3214080

We 22 May

19.00 hrs

Focus Filmtheater, Arnhem

Reservations: 026-4424283

Su 26 May 

14.00 hrs 

Cinecitta, Tilburg 

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Other films that have been screened in the On Tour programme this Spring:


The Repentant

Merzak Allouache

In February, The Repentant was screened throughout The Netherlands in Movies that Matter On Tour. The film is also part of the official selection of The Movies that Matter Festival 2013, from March 21-27 in The Hague.

When Algeria introduces an amnesty law for jihadists, young fighter Rachid decides to lay down his weapons. He trades his hiding place in the mountains for a new life as a bartender in the city. As the secrets from his past catch up with him, his newborn identity slowly crumbles off and the story takes a radical turn.


Call Me Kuchu

Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright

David Kato is one of the first openly gay men in Uganda, a country in which homosexuality is a criminal offence and where the rights of the LGBT community are violated. Together with a group of like-minded people, Kato fights the violence against gays in his country, until fate strikes, sending a shockwave of disbelief across the planet. The film is a subtle portrait of how David and the colourful, proud Kuchus from Kampala attempt to change their destiny and achieve a better existence for homosexuals throughout Africa.


Rouge Parole

Elyes Baccar

In Tunisia, where the Arab Revolution started back in 2010, tyranny and oppression have been replaced by democracy and freedom of speech. Passers-by gaze at the multitude of books that have long been banned in the shop-window of a bookstore. Small groups of people in the street are engaged in heated discussions. Journalists can finally practise their profession, yet they are searching for the right words. Rouge Parole is a poetic documentary about the ‘explosion of words’ that resulted from this regained freedom.