Like four verses of poetry that are later depicted in a movie, that’s how Marlina the Killer in the Four Rounds tells the story. Rhythmic and sad, but also thrilling and entertaining.
Through four rhythmic rounds, director Mouly Surya shares Marlina’s story. The murderous woman played by Marsha Timothy. She is a widow who lives alone at the top of the savanna hills in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara.
The stages slowly reveal Marlina’s identity, a figure who secretly keeps the mystery.
Behind his pent-up emotions due to the arrival of a herd of robbers who robbed herds and self-esteem, Marlina bravely decapitated the bandits of robbers.
The round continues and ends until Marlina seeks justice and penance. The tension of what Marlina will do or what will happen to her adorns every round.
Although the transition of each round is not so smooth, it is covered because of a strong story that keeps the audience still follow the storyline. Read Also: movies to must watch 2017
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