The young widow Marlina is robbed of her cows and raped in her own home – in front of the mummified body of her dead husband. This is the lead-up to MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS, an exquisitely patient and visually stunning rape/revenge movie inspired in equal parts by Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL, Alejandro Jodorowsky's magical realism and Indonesian folk tales. The result is an Indonesian equivalent to the spaghetti western – a delightfully strange and superbly satisfying film which uses classic genre tropes to approach real-world problems.
Mouly Surya (Indonesia, 1980) Filmography: WHAT THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT LOVE (2013), FICTION. (2008)