With a healthy portion of irony and across all genres, the Indonesian director Edwin tells the love story of a driven man. Ajo Kawir is a notorious trouble-maker who compensates for his impotence with violence and earns his living as a heavy for the local underworld. In the female bodyguard Iteung he not only meets a worthy opponent – an eventful relationship also begins which forces Ajo Kawir to face up to his past. The film manages to satirize the machismo of its characters and yet take their pain seriously. A mix of martial arts, romance and road movie.
EDWIN (*1978) is one of Indonesia’s most important film-makers. At this year’s Locarno Film Festival, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash won the Golden Leopard for Best Film.
Seperti dendam, rindu harus dibayar tuntas
OV with German subtitles
Edwin, Eka Kurniawan
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Meiske Taurisia, Muhammad Zaidy / Co-Producer: Nathaniel P. Gunawan, Reno F. Junirman, Weijie Lai, Bert Tan, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Fatih Akin
Gemaila Gea Geriantiana
Joan Adriana, Abdul Rahman Hidayat
The Match Factory GmbH
Phoenix Films; E&W Films; Match Factory Productions; bombero international / Nathaniel P. Gunawan, Reno F. Junirman, Weijie Lai, Bert Tan, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Fatih Akin