Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 12:10 PM
The Main 4 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 9:35 PM
Uptown Theatre Sat, Apr 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Original Title:Marlina si Pembunuh Dalam Empat Babak
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Women Directors
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Release Year:2017
Runtime:93 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:KimStim
Director:Mouly Surya
Producer:Rama Adi
Fauzan Zidni
Isabelle Glachant
Cinematographer:Yunus Pasolang
Screenwriter:Mouly Surya
Rama Adi
Editor:Kelvin Nugroho
Composer:Zeke Khaseli
Yudhi Arfani
Principal Cast:Marsha Timothy
Panendra Larasati
Egi Fedly
Yoga Pratama
Filmography:Fiction ('08)
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Hailed as the first Satay Western, Indonesian director/writer Mouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts follows a widow’s quest for justice after a brutal home invasion. A multi-national production (co-produced by Indonesia, France, Malaysia and Thailand), Surya’s feature film charts one woman’s fight to reclaim her body, identity and home after a drifter, Markus, and his gang overtake her world.

Told across four acts, Marlina transforms from a docile victim into a lethal avenger, targeting her oppressors with calculating precision. Marlina, having taken vengeance on Markus and his gang, makes her way to the police station to turn herself in and meets her pregnant friend, Novi, along the way. As the two embark on a journey across the land, we are spectators to Marlina’s emotional journey as she comes to terms with her actions and their consequences.

Mouly Surya Mouly Sura was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Surya graduated from Swinborne University and obtained her MA in Film and Literature from Bond University in Queensland. She has produced numerous short films throughout her career, with Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts ('17) earning her Citra Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay.


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