Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Belenggu

 Belenggu
(2013)****1/2

There's a murderer in town and everyone is paranoid all being suspicious of each other. Elang is having terrible visions of a man in a bunny suit murdering his sister and her daughter. In his visions there is a woman who repeatedly appears, then one day she comes into the bar where he works. When a man starts beating her he clocks the guy over the head with a bottle and rescues her, she asks Elang if she can stay with him since she has nowhere to go. The woman convinces him to avenge her from the man who raped and tortured her. But the truth runs much deeper than it appears.



This brilliant Indonesian film is an intricate piece of work. The viewer is taken on a journey through the unstable insanity of Elang's world right up until his murderous rampage revenging Jingga's rape and his eminent arrest. From there the film slowly unravels as the police try to get to the bottom of why he committed these murders. Gripping, I was completely immersed in the story from beginning to end.

7 comments:

JPX said...

Wow, you're on fire this year! This is another one that you discovered that sounds great!

Octopunk said...

Yeah, Indonesian horror? Do we have any of that yet? Is there any?

Whatever, this sounds cool.

Catfreeek said...

The director says a word before the film starts about this being the first thriller she has directed, she did an amazing job.

AC said...

Sounds amazing but perhaps not biddy-friendly?

Catfreeek said...

I'd say it was biddy safe, some gore but it's more about the unraveling of the plot.

DCD said...

Ooh, biddy safe and creepy! Sounds like a winner.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I can't keep up with all of your great finds this year Cat!