I've written about problems of empathy in storytelling before, but no film I have seen has put as much emphasis on that issue as The Act of Killing. All I can say about this movie is that it's a must see for anyone interested in films that approach disturbing subject matter in a creative way. This isn't your run of the mill documentary. The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, follows the story of Anwar Congo, an aging paramilitary/gangster who cruelly murdered thousands of people during the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66. Revered by many in his homeland, Anwar is asked by the film crew to reenact the story of his murders on film. Eager to star in a film, Anwar enlists his gangster friends and some seemingly unwilling participants to embark on this odd and disturbing project. The results: even odder and more disturbing.