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Netflix movie review: Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash – Indonesian director Edwin’s funny, profound black-comedy action drama

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Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash


Written by James Marsh, originally published in SCMP

Apr 05, 2022

An impotent thug and a beautiful bodyguard make for an unlikely romantic pairing in Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, a genre-bending adaptation of Eka Kurniawan’s bestselling novel of the same name from writer-director Edwin. Set in the 1980s, at the height of Indonesia’s ultra-macho militaristic dictatorship, the film playfully subverts the violent machismo perpetuated by authoritarian leader Suharto, while paying homage to the popular action and revenge movies of the period.

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