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Inside Us Lives A Killer
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 their 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.
Marking the first collaboration between Japanese & Indonesian cinema, featuring many familiar faces from the cast of The Raid & The Raid 2, and giving its targeted fans a heavy dosage of gore & violence, Killers is a blood-soaked tale of murder & obsession that manages to get many things right over the course of its runtime, only to throw it all away in its final moments.
Killers tells the story of two men who live in two different nations but are connected by a single obsession. One segment concerns a serial killer in Tokyo who likes recording his killings & posting it online. Other segment concerns a journalist in Jakarta whose dark side is triggered after he checks out one of the uploaded videos.…
To finish off Glasgow FrightFest '14, we were in the safe capable hands of Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto aka The Mo Brothers. If you've ever seen any of their work, you know to brace yourself slightly beforehand.
KILLERS is the story of two men. One an established and psychotic killer, the other... less so. At 140 minutes we spend a lot of time with these ahem gentlemen. The deranged psycho likes to stalk his prey, court them before he acts on his real desire. The business end he films and posts to a website for like-minded sickos to watch/critique. An intrepid journalist stumbles across this on a moralistic quest and a window to his soul is thrust open. A strange bond is formed...
Expect lush cinematography, extreme violence, troubling issues and almost inappropriate comedy. You might hate yourself for laughing.
The Mo Brothers (who of course, are not really brothers) return with their second film some five years after their debut Macarbe made its mark. In the interim they have continued to raise their profile with contributions to the ABC and VHS horror anthologies. This latest collaboration, due to be their last for some time, is tagged as stepping away from their bloody style into psychological horror, although that is not really the case at all.
There is certainly an attempt made to move into a more cerebral realm despite the opening scene, as it should, laying out the tone for the rest of the film. The blood and violence is never really far away from the screen as we…
An Indonesian/Japanese psychological-horror/thriller import, which is dark, fierce, gritty gripping, compelling (at times), violent and immensely inspired by the 'Ultra Violent/Electroconvulsive therapy Finale' genre that the Korean filmmakers not only made popular, but also showed the world that Hollywood had competition. Hollywood has always had competition, just that the non-Hollywood contenders had to struggle to finance their films; forget promoting it in the face of the Hollywood machine.
Fair enough, I say; if you have all the Dead Presidents in the world then go ahead and blow your production value through the roof, and promote the A projects like it's a Presidential Campaign. Having noted that, of late, International Cinema has begun to creep in through Movie Streaming Sites like…
Killers is a slickly produced Japanese-Indonesian serial killer thriller directed by the Mo Brothers and produced by Gareth Evans‘ Merantau Films.
Oka Antara (Eka in The Raid 2) plays Bayu, an Indonesian journalist who lives separated from his wife (ex-wife?) and daughter and struggles with his job because he tried to expose some influential people’s crimes (one played by Ray Sahetapy who played the drug lord in the original The Raid) .
Bayu grows fascinated with snuff videos a slick Japanese guy posts online. And Kazuki Kitamura’s Nomura Shuhei (the right hand of the Japanese Mob boss in The Raid 2) is one sick, demented motherfucker.
Nomura contacts Bayu and challenges him to kill his problems instead of getting kicked…
This is just....a beautiful film. A rich businessman and a disgraced reporter share a magnificent bond videotaping flowers. Each man films for a different reason. Different flowers for different reasons. A film for lovers of fine arts cinema.
Nine Things About the Movie "Killers"
1. This epic tragedy, filmed as a partnership between Japan and Indonesia, easily wins the award for "feel-bad movie of 2015". It is over two hours of despair, hopelessness, and violence. And a lot of blood. But if you can handle that, it is also perversely compelling.
2. It is really two separate stories connected at one horrible nexus. The first story is about Nomura, a serial killer in Tokyo that records his murders and uploads them onto the internet. The second story is about Bayu, a disgruntled and angry journalist in Jakarta who has a secret obsession with Nomura's snuff films.
3. When a traumatic incident happens in Bayu's life, he suffers a…
Brutal and bonkers in equal measures.
I was going to give a better score to this until the ending ruined the film for me. I get what the filmmakers were trying to do. They were trying to make a commentary on how desensitized we've become to violence. It just comes across as so ham-handed and stupid to me.
As for the rest of this film, it's an excessively violent Japanese/Indonesian effort. It follows two main characters: Nomura, who is a Japanese serial killer preying mainly on young women, and Bayu, an Indonesian fella who kills two robbers in self defense. The characters connect via the internet and take to posting their "handiwork" on some fake Youtube site.
The movie explores the dynamic between a seasoned serial…
The worst case of not knowing who to root for I've ever endured.
Despite excellent performances, eye-catching cinematography, and bursts of stylish direction, Killers sets forth a plot so twisted it is nearly unbearable. The film straddles the line of what should and should not be put to film as the majority of its plot has no redeeming qualities. To finish, its attempt at social commentary is so bleak it seems to undo all the progress the film and its characters made up to that point.
If the first twenty minutes doesn't turn you off, the second twenty might. Beyond that, you may get a grasp of the story and find a reason to hold out, but it's a fight…
2 men connected through violence. Nomura is a well off Japanese business man who kidnaps, tortures and kills woman, filming the act and uploading the footage on-line. Bayu is an Indonesian journalist who films his vigilante murder spree and uploads for Nomura to see. And so begins a game of cat and mouse with the two killers, inextricably destined to collide.
The film has a long runtime of 2hrs 17mins so you will be in for a long ride. We are instantly introduced to Nomura's dark passions straight away and you better have a strong stomache. We are shown the good side of Bayu, whom has a wife and daughter, before the carnage with which he feels forced to commit.…
Mr. Nomura ist tagsüber ein sympathischer und eifriger Geschäftsmann, dem man seine Katzen, als auch Kinder anvertrauen würde. Doch wenn es dunkel wird, lebt er all seine bösartigen Fantasien aus. Er foltert und ermordert Frauen. Anschließend stellt er selbstgefilmte Clips seiner Verbrechen ins Internet. Diese sieht sich auch Journalist Bayu in Indonesien an. Nach dem Bayu zufällig zwei Räuber tötet, kommen die beiden in Kontakt und liefern sich ein blutiges Duell. Doch dann fängt der immer souveräne Nomura an Fehler zu machen...
Killers ist nach Macabre der zweite größere Spielfilm der Mo Brothers. Nach dem die beiden Indonesier mit Macabre ihren Tribut am Folter- und Terrorkino leisteten, ist der Nachfolger eine Hommage an den großen koreanischen Thriller in der Tradition…
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one of the most dramatic experiences of my life fuckin incredible
A pretty good movie about them edgy killer dudes.
Well acted, well shot (many memorable scenes that stick with you) and generally has some surprises. Some of those "bullshit, thats not likely to happen" moments, buuut I didnt mind, they were so well done that I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Its a good watch if you have no troubles with watching people RIP in rest.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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