A still from Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, directed by Indonesian filmmaker Edwin, which won the Golden Leopard prize for best international film at this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of The Match Factory. A still from Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, directed by Indonesian filmmaker Edwin, which won the Golden Leopard prize for best international film at this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of The Match Factory.
A still from Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, directed by Indonesian filmmaker Edwin, which won the Golden Leopard prize for best international film at this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of The Match Factory.

Indonesian filmmaker Edwin on his big win at Locarno Film Festival for pulp movie Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash and its message about his country’s machismo

  • Genre films don’t often win festival prizes, but Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash offers more than fist fights – it takes on Indonesia’s toxic masculinity
  • Its director, Edwin, talks about the importance of that message, and how the movie pays tribute to Hong Kong martial arts films and American B-movies

Topic |   Asian cinema
A still from Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, directed by Indonesian filmmaker Edwin, which won the Golden Leopard prize for best international film at this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of The Match Factory. A still from Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, directed by Indonesian filmmaker Edwin, which won the Golden Leopard prize for best international film at this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of The Match Factory.
A still from Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, directed by Indonesian filmmaker Edwin, which won the Golden Leopard prize for best international film at this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of The Match Factory.
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