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Directed by Mouly Surya

Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand 2017 93 mins. In Indonesian

The bad guys come to rape, pillage, and murder, but they are not prepared for the calm wrath of Marlina. In search of justice, she traverses the desert landscape overcoming all obstacles—along with a machete and the head of one who has wronged her. Nodding to the Westerns of Sam Peckinpah and Quentin Tarantino, and the stirring music of Ennio Morricone, Surya approaches the redemption genre with a feminine hand, fashioning “A revenge fantasy rooted in Indonesia’s gender conditions, complex culture, and the stark beauty of its landscapes. . . . gorgeously lensed and moves inexorably toward a gratifying payoff.” —Variety. In Indonesian with English subtitles.

Filmography: What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013), Fiski. (2008)

Reviews: Variety, Screen Daily, Hollywood Reporter, Screen Anarchy

Interviews: Vice

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