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Killers (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 February 2014 (Japan)
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A psychopathic Japanese executive accidentally triggers a journalist's 'dark side'. They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond.

Directors:

Kimo Stamboel (as The Mo Brothers), Timo Tjahjanto (as The Mo Brothers)

Writers:

Takuji Ushiyama (original story), Takuji Ushiyama | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuki Kitamura ... Nomura
Oka Antara ... Bayu
Rin Takanashi ... Hisae
Luna Maya Luna Maya ... Dina Aditya
Ray Sahetapy ... Dharma
Ersya Aurelia Ersya Aurelia ... Elly
Tensui Sakai Tensui Sakai ... Souichi
Epy Kusnandar Epy Kusnandar ... Robert
Mei Kurokawa Mei Kurokawa ... Midori
Tara Basro ... Dewi
Denden ... Oyaji / Father at Jukai
Dimas Argoebie Dimas Argoebie ... Rizal
Steve Jean Steve Jean ... Ahmad
Yuki Konoe Yuki Konoe ... Yumi
Roy Marten Roy Marten ... Ayah Dina
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In Tokyo, a serial killer is murdering women and posting his violent crimes on-line. In Jakarta, a rogue vigilante uploads his murdering spree for the world to see. A psychotic game of cat and mouse ensues as the two men battle for notoriety. Soon it becomes clear that it's only a matter of time until the two killers square off face to face. Written by Anonymous

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Indonesia | Japan

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Japanese | Indonesian | English | French

Release Date:

1 February 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor II. Largo (BWV 1056)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Recorded at Treehouse Studio, Performed by Andreas Arianto & Michelle Siswanto
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A somewhat scrambled mess of two story lines...
22 June 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

The synopsis of this Japanese and Indonesian collaboration did have my interest grabbed, and I was somewhat excited to sit down and watch the movie. However, I had set the movie up on a pedestal of sorts, because it didn't impress me one bit, and I found it to be just a very mundane and mediocre movie at best.

The story is about two very different men, one in Japan and one in Indonesia, whom meet on a disturbing site that posts real videos depicting the moments of death of mutilated victims. While far apart, the two men have something in common; they are both killers. One kills simply out of sadistic pleasure and the other kills for a perverted sense of justice.

Right, well the story was good at certain aspects, but at other aspects it was just a muddled mess which made very little logic or sense.

What worked out for the movie was the acting, as the two main talents Kazuki Kitamura (playing Nomura) and Oka Antara (playing Bayu) really pulled their weight throughout the movie with their individual performances.

The effects were also working well in favor of the movie. And there is a fair amount of brutality and gruesomeness throughout the movie, so take that into consideration if you are easily offended by visual violence.

However, the movie just had very little entertainment value, aside from showing some brutal and deranged murder scenes. The storyline was just not functioning on a grander level. It was as if I was watching two different movies; one taking place in Japan and one in Indonesia. And directors Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto (known as The Mo Brothers) were not really successful in trying to intermingle and merge the two story lines into a coherent and fulfilling movie.

I found the overall result of the movie to be a tepid and mediocre one, and as such then I am rating it five out of ten stars.


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