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Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

A film by Mouly Surya

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In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, a young widow is raped and robbed of her cattle. In defending herself, Marlina kills several of the attacking gang members and decapitates their leader. She then sets out  on a journey to find justice, empowerment, revenge and redemption. But the road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

"A revenge fantasy rooted in Indonesia's gender conditions, complex regional culture and the stark beauty of its landscapes... Simmering with righteous fury." —Variety

"A thoroughly enjoyable, visually ravishing feminist Western." —ScreenDaily 

"[Marlina] is, like so many classic gunslingers, a killer by circumstance, a desperado with an honourable cause." —CinemaScope

"A small, offbeat movie, punctuated by bursts of terrible violence but also infused with a winning strain of deadpan humor that's not too far removed from Jim Jarmusch." —A.V. Club

"The bottom line: Kick ass" —The Hollywood Reporter

Cannes International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival
New Horizons Film Festival of Poland
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Palm Springs Film Festival
AFI Fest
Philadelphia Film Festival
San Diego Asian Film Festival
First Look, Museum of the Moving Image
Portland International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival 

93 minutes / Color
English subtitles
Release: 2017

For colleges, universities, government agencies, hospitals and corporations

This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Asia, Death and Dying, Drama, Feminism, Indonesia, Narrative, Revenge, Southeast Asia, Vengeance, Western, Women

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