UFO coming straight from Indonesia, “Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash” was noticed at the Locarno Festival, from where it has just left with the highest distinction. Discover the trailer for this film between black action comedy and intimate drama.
And the big winner is …
The mastodons that are the festivals of Cannes, Venice, Berlin or Toronto should not make us forget that there are other smaller events just as interesting. In this case, we find in Switzerland, every summer, the Locarno International Film Festival. In the official selection, this year, festival-goers were able to discover Zeros and Ones Abel Ferrara or Little Solange signed Axelle Ropert, and were able to attend the coming of the great John Landis. At the time of the awards, a film from Indonesia won the Golden Leopard: Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Edwin. This achievement was noticed by its desire to offer a scouring experience.
The hair-raising Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
The film follows Marthino Lio as Ajo Kawir, a fighter driven by deep rage, through the 80s dominated by machismo. He then meets Iteung (Ladya Cheryl), a fighter who also enjoys handing out mandals. They will first get together by fighting and then their relationship will unleash a mutual attraction. Interesting subject of the film, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash puts in its comedy frame mixing action and black humor a critique of very masculine culture of Indonesian society at the time. Ajo is indeed sexually impotent, he is a “sleeping bird”. How are they going to love each other? How are they going to fight? How will Ajo find serenity?
This is the strong argument of this film, which seems to have aroused both the delight and the perplexity of those who discovered it. Atypical, offering a priori action, humor, and intimacy, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is revealed in an intriguing first trailer (at the head of the article).
Indonesian cinema is not the most accessible from France, and nothing says for the moment that it will arrive in the territory. Corn its presentation at the Toronto Film Festival in early September could offer it a superior sounding board and interest different audiences.