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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 »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Language:

Japanese | Indonesian | English | French

Release Date:

1 February 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinos See more »

Filming Locations:

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Cello Sonata in E Minor RV40 Mov. 1
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Recorded at Treehouse Studio, Performed by Andreas Arianto & Rachmaninov Noor
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Good Indonesia-Japan collaboration
17 February 2014 | by viceroy_88See all my reviews

The tagline "Inside Us Lives A Killer" really tells us about this movie.

The story is a little ..., you know, just like other psycho movies, we seldom understand why they became the way they are and why they do what they do. And we weren't told about the backgrounds of the victims.

It didn't bore me, I enjoyed the killings quite much.

We were kept in edge with scenes that felt like final ones but they weren't. We were kept guessing how would the characters end up. Though some were guessable, there were several unexpected scenes.

The cinematography was unexpectedly quite good. The camera works were likable, shot from good angles, reflections on the glass, etc.

What I dislike are the pace, acting and its dialog. Draggy pace, uncalled-for acts, profanity-full dialog, and often felt so fake. This is what most of Indonesian movies are like.

And then there were some stupid scenes that made me laughed mockingly. Like, why would you ask "Who are you?" to a burglar/killer who wears a mask and points a gun at you at your house?

Overall, this collaboration is good. I hope Indonesian movie makers could learn a lot from collaborations like these in the future, and in time they would make good movies themselves.


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