The Look of Silence
The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence

Director Joshua Oppenheimer

Production year 2014

Length 99min.

Country Denmark/Finland/Indonesia/Norway/UK


A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.


Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Oppenheimer



Signe Byrge Sørensen

Director of Photography

Lars Skree


Henrik Garnov


Niels Pagh Andersen

Production company(ies)

Final Cut for Real Forbindelsesvej 7 2100 Copenhagen Denmark

Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimerհas worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. Educated at Harvard and Central St. Martins, he is currently Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project.


These Places We Learned to Call Home (1997, short), The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1997), Land of Enchantment (2001, Co-dir.: Christine Cynn, short,), The Globalization Tapes (2003), Show of Force (2007, short), The Act of Killing (2012, Co-dir.: Christine Cynn, Anonymous), Look of Silence (2014).

FILMS 2015