Marsha Timothy, Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama, Haydar Salishz
Provocative and darkly comic, Mouly Surya’s third feature is a deftly crafted and wholly uncompromising feminist Western. It follows Marlina (Marsh Timothy), a widow threatened by an unscrupulous gang at her homestead in a remote part of Indonesia. This dangerous encounter sets Marlina on a journey to face the consequences of her sternly efficient response to sexual violence in a male-dominated society. Beautifully shot and scored, with motifs of the classic Western as well as elements of traditional Indonesian culture, the film updates and adapts a classic genre. In this context, Surya elicits a tensely understated lead performance from Timothy, and delivers a biting attack on the ingrained misogyny and casual violence of a flawed social system.
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