View TrailerIndonesian/Japanese with English subtitles, 2013, 137 minutes, color, Japan/Indonesia, Midnight
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 his 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.
Timo Tjahjanto, codirector of the V/H/S/2 segment “Safe Haven,” returns to Park City at Midnight, collaborating with longtime filmmaking partner Kimo Stromboel on their bleak and blood-soaked second feature as creative team The Mo Brothers. Killers uses energetic camerawork and a wildly varied musical score to vividly capture brutality in ways both bone-rattlingly frenetic and serenely transfixing, while always keeping audience members aware of their complicity with the characters’ own bloodlust. - H.Z.
About the Director
The Mo Brothers, Timothy Tjahjanto and Kimo Stromboel, first caught our attention with their standout slasher short Alone in 2003, and then again with Dara in 2007. In 2009, with financing from Singapore, they completed the collaboration film Macabre (also known as Dara’s House), earning invitations from numerous film festivals worldwide and a win as best actress for Shareefa Daanish at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.
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