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Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas
dir. Edwin
Indonesia, Singapore, Germany 2021, 114’
subtitles: Polish and English

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Polish premiere
Theatrical Screenings
Th 18 Nov, 18:00
Kinoteka 1
Kinoteka 1
We 24 Nov, 20:30
Awards Ceremony
Awards Ceremony
Additional Materials
Awards and festivals
World premiere: Locarno Film Festival Locarno IFF 2021 - Golden Leopard for Best Film
Indonesia, Singapore, Germany 2021
Duration: 114’
director: Edwin
screenplay: Edwin, Eka Kurniawan
cinematography: Akiko Ashizawa
editing: Lee Chatametikool
music: Dave Lumenta
cast: Marthino Lio, Ladya Cheryl
producer: Meiske Taurisia, Muhammad Zaidy
production: Palari Films
language: Indonesian
colouration: colour

Film description

The screening on Wednesday, November 24 will be proceeded with the the award ceremony: International People's Jury will announce their verdict. After the screening, enjoy refreshments from ChaiKola & ChaiMate and a glass of Choya wine.

Film description

Ajo Kawir is a known bully who doesn't take crap from anyone. And yet, everyone knows that there is one battlefield he always fails at – the bedroom. One of his shady dealings leads him to Iteung, a girl who will kick his ass and blow him away for good. But the path they embark on together will turn to be very bumpy.

This rock'n'roll, comic book-style plot dazzles with the dynamic action, leading the viewer straight into the retro nostalgia for the 80s and a bitter-sweet story about love, sacrifice, and a masculinity in crisis. The last theme particularly sets Edwin's film apart from the fashionable productions going back to that era. Aside from nods to Indonesian, Hong Kong and American pop cultures of the decade, we see stories about men stuck in models that they can get nothing out of and that don't do anyone any good. This daring adaptation of one of the most popular Indonesian novels in the country and abroad is also a set of more or less obvious comments on the conduct of the authorities and the social problems eating up the country and overshadowing the education of future generations.

Jagoda Murczyńska


Film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 1978, he studied film in Jakarta Institute of Arts. His short film "Kara, the Daughter of a Tree" premiered in the Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes Film Festival in 2005, and his first feature, "Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly" (2008) received a FIPRESCI Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam. His second feature, "Postcards from the Zoo," was in competition at the Berlinale. He made a number of films appreciated by local audiences and international film festival viewers. In 2021, Edwin received a Golden Leopard in Locarno for "Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash."

Selected filmography:

2008 Babi Buta yang Ingin Terbang / Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

2012 Poczówki z zoo / Kebun Binatang / Postcards from the Zoo

2013 Someone's Wife in the Boat of Someone's Husband

2017 Posesif

2018 Aruna & Lidahnya / Aruna & Her Palate

2021 Pieniądze dla was, mi wystarczy zemsta / Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas / Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

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