Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash – Release News


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From acclaimed Indonesian director Edwin (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, Postcards from the Zoo) and based on the novel by Eka Kurniawan. Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival, is a weird and wonderful coming-of-age story. About… a young man who can’t get it up. The film mixes action, romance, outrageous comedy and social critique to delirious effect.

With echoes of early Takashi Miike, Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is a wild and unexpectedly poignant meditation on toxic masculinity and a culture steeped in violence from one of Indonesia’s most exciting directorial voices. You won’t see another film quite like it this year – we’d put money on it (cash, obviously).

Ajo Kawir (Marthino Lio) is a fighter who fears nothing, not even death. But his raging urge to fight is driven by a secret – his impotence, resulting from a traumatic childhood memory. When he crosses paths with a tough female fighter named Iteung (Ladya Cheryl), Ajo gets beaten black and blue, but he also falls head over heels in love. Will Ajo’s path lead him to a happy life with Iteung, and, eventually, his own peace of mind?

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