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Year: 2017

Original Title: Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Country: Indonesia

Length: 93 minutes

Genre: Drama, Thriller

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Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 13 2018

United States: October 21 2017

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Ranking: 11,424 out of 14,666 movies (up 2410)

7,3

7.3 by 3 media

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'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts' is set on the rural island of Sumba, Indonesia. Widowed Marlina, who lives alone, is left with no other choice than to murder the seven men who enter her home with the intention of robbing her of her livestock and money. The men also threaten to sexually abuse her. In an act that empowers her, Marlina poisons six of them, choosing to behead Markus, their leader. All appears well until the widow is haunted by the headless ghost of her victim, and accosted by Markus' successor, Franz, who wants Markus' head in order to bury the former leader. Directed by Mouly Surya, this is a film of female empowerment in a society where gender inequality is rife. While the film deals with some serious topics, there is also a light-heartedness about its narrative.

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The first full-length film from Indonesia to be appeared in Cannes Film Festival in the last 12 years. Marsha Timothy had to learn horse-back riding to prepare her role. Marsha Timothy won best actress in leading role for this movie in Sietges Film Festival in Germany (2017) beating Nicole Kidman who was nominated in the same category.

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