Killers

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    Killers

    Directed by

    Indonesia, Japan

    2013

    137 min

    • Indonesian
    • Japanese

    Crime, Thriller

    Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic robbers. When each posts videos of his violent sprees online, the pair find one another on the Internet and begin a toxic and competitive duel. While Bayu clings to the hope that he can resume a normal life, Nomura continues to spill blood without remorse. Killing, advises Nomura, is something everyone ought to consider.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Kazuki Kitamura
    Oka Antara
    Rin Takanashi
    Luna Maya
    Ray Sahetapy
    Screenplay
    Timo Tjahjanto
    Takuji Ushiyama
    Cinematography
    Gunnar Nimpuno
    Editing
    Arifin Marhan Japri
    Music
    Fajar Yuskemal
    Aria Prayogi
    Festival Bookings
    THE FESTIVAL AGENCY
    Production
    NIKKATSU CORPORATION
    Production
    GUERILLA MERAH FILMS
    Sales
    XYZ FILMS

    Press

    A film which winds its way towards a necessarily bloody yet also extremely well-plotted conclusion.

    Boyd van Hoeij , The Hollywood Reporter

    The Mo Brothers

    The Mo Brothers

    Japan

    Beyond the surface Killers will no doubt claw its way to revel deeper into the very questionable nature of violence, the ever-imploding paradox of what makes us so attached and fascinated with our own violent nature when we despise and dread it so.

    The Mo Brothers, Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, met in Sydney in 2002, sinch when they have been making short films together. They both graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Sydney, taking film production course. In 2004, Timo journeyed to New York to pursue freelance work while taking a yearlong directing course at the New York Film Academy, while Kimo went back to Indonesia to start his production company. Eventually in 2007, they worked together to bring something new and fresh to the Indonesian film Industry. They focused on Horror and Thriller genre.
    Under the moniker of The Mo Brothers, Timo and Kimo finished a feature film-prototype short film titled DARA (2007), and the film traveled to various genres oriented film festivals around the globe.
    By 2008 they shot what would eventually be lauded as the first true South East Asian slasher film titled MACABRE a.k.a. RUMAH DARA(2009). It aimed to bring freshness to the local horror film market, which then put too much focus on supernatural powers.