- Year: 2014
- Director: Kimo Stamboel; Timo Tjahjanto
- Writer: Takuji Ushiyama; Takuji Ushiyama
Killers – rating:
- IMDb: 6.4
Killers – directors:
- Kimo Stamboel; Timo Tjahjanto
Killers – genres:
Action; Crime; Drama
Killers – production:
Killers – languages:
Japanese; Indonesian; English; French
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Killers (Japanese: キラーズ, “Kirazu“) is a 2014 horror thriller film directed by Indonesian directing duo The Mo Brothers. A co-production between Japan and Indonesia, the screenplay was written by Takuji Ushiyama and The Mo Brothers’ Timo Tjahjanto with Kazuki Kitamura and Oka Antara in the starring roles. The film won two out of its three nominations at the 34th Citra Awards, for Best Original Score and Best Sound.
Nomura Shuhei (Kazuki Kitamura) is a young Japanese executive in Tokyo who is charismatic, well-liked, but has a dark side. He killed several people and documents his violent crimes on-line. In addition, he also uploaded the video of the murder to the Internet for all to see for his personal satisfaction.
Meanwhile in Jakarta, there is Bayu Aditya (Oka Antara), an ambitious journalist from Indonesia who suffers from his obsession in uncovering the case of a politician named Dharma (Ray Sahetapy). This caused the breakup of his relationship with his wife Dina (Luna Maya) and his career falls apart.
When his life is filled with problems, Bayu watches one of Nomura’s videos and finds another side to his own personality. Bayu feels inspired to also become a serial killer. He starts to shape his own character and kills in the name of justice as a rogue vigilante. Bayu uploads videos of his murdering spree to the Internet for the world to see.
Unexpectedly, Bayu’s video received a response, as did Nomura’s video. They both connect via the Internet and their bond becomes more complicated. A psychotic game of cat and mouse ensues as the two men battle for notoriety. Soon it becomes clear that it’s only a matter of time until the two killers square off face to face