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Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)

Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak (original title)
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Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.


Mouly Surya
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marsha Timothy Marsha Timothy ... Marlina
Egy Fedly Egy Fedly ... Markus
Tumpal Tampubolon Tumpal Tampubolon ... Marlina's Husband
Yoga Pratama Yoga Pratama ... Franz
Haydar Salishz Haydar Salishz ... Niko
Yayu A.W. Unru Yayu A.W. Unru ... Raja (as Yayu Unru)
Norman R. Akyuwen Norman R. Akyuwen ... Bing
Ruly Lubis Ruly Lubis ... Don (as Ruli Lubis)
Satrya Ghozali Satrya Ghozali ... Robert
Dea Panendra Dea Panendra ... Novi
Ayez Kassar Ayez Kassar ... Paulus (Bus Driver)
Rita Matu Mona Rita Matu Mona ... Yohana
Anggun Priambodo Anggun Priambodo ... Ian
Safira Ahmad Safira Ahmad ... Topan
Aryanto Bitu Aryanto Bitu ... Topan's Father


Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.

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Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

16 November 2017 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts See more »

Filming Locations:

Sumba Island, Indonesia


Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,607, 19 August 2018
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Company Credits

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Cinesurya Pictures See more »
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It took approximately 2 months of workshop for Marsha Timothy to learn her character's accent. See more »


Written by Zeke Khaseli & Yudhi Arfani
Performed by Zeke Khaseli & Yudhi Arfani Featuring Cholil Mahmud
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Death & MeToo
6 December 2018 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Well, a bit of death in this almost a docudrama. First, you'll see a dead family member (obviously dead quite a while) sitting on the floor propped against the wall. That is a holdover from historic animistic Christianity where you continue a remembrance by having them around. The smell, obviously, is quite strong especially in the old days of rubbing the body w/leaves, but less so now w/formalin. Mostly found in the Toraja region of Sulawesi, Indonesia. I wonder what the Indonesian Muslim views are this practice? The other storyline is showing an alone rural female standing her ground when faced w/male attackers. She certainly found an interesting way of expressing her MeToo sentiments. Would have liked better clarity in certain parts of the film especially in how it concludes.

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