Co-written and directed by Timo Tjahjanto, Netflix’s ‘The Big 4’ is an Indonesian action comedy movie that follows a competent detective who begins investigating her father’s death. Upon gathering several pieces of evidence, she connects the dots and discovers that he had a whole different life that he kept hidden from everyone — he was a leader of a group of assassins. When her investigation leads her to a remote island, she gets tracked down by her father’s enemies.
Now, the detective must take the help of the four crooked and retired assassins he trained and worked with and get them back into the thick of the action. The action-packed narrative is made all the more entertaining by the hilarious performances from a talented ensemble comprising Abimana Aryasatya, Putri Marino, Arie Kriting, and Lutesha. Moreover, the exciting locations will likely make you wonder where ‘The Big 4’ was shot. Well, in that case, allow us to fill you in on all the details about the same!
The Big 4 Filming Locations
‘The Big 4’ was filmed entirely in Indonesia, particularly in Bali and Jakarta. As per reports, the principal photography for the action-adventure movie commenced in November 2021 and wrapped up in February 2022. Situated in Southeast Asia between the Indian and Pacific oceans, Indonesia is the largest archipelagic state and fourth-most populous country in the world. Although densely populated, the nation still consists of vast wilderness areas. Now, without further ado, let’s look at all the specific sites that appear in the Netflix movie!
Many pivotal sequences for ‘The Big 4’ were lensed in Bali, one of the provinces of Indonesia. From the looks of it, the filming unit seemingly set up camp at various sites across the province to tape scenes against different backdrops. Also known as the Island of Gods, Bali is famous for its highly developed arts, such as painting, sculpture, music, metalworking, classical and modern dance, and leather.
Since tourism is one of the most significant sectors of Bali’s economy, it is one of the wealthiest regions in the nation. However, tourists aren’t the only ones visiting the province, as several filmmakers also frequent the province for shooting purposes. As a matter of fact, Bali has hosted the production of numerous projects over the years. Some are ‘Ticket to Paradise,’ ‘Red Notice,’ ‘Alex Cross,’ and ‘Patience is the test.’
Additional portions of ‘The Big 4’ were taped in and around Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and largest city. Located on the northwest coast of Java, it is considered the country’s cultural, economic, and political center. The city is home to several renowned landmarks and tourist attractions, including the National Monument, the Autograph Tower, the West Irian Liberation Monument, the Youth statue, the Dirgantara statue, the Istiqlal Mosque, and the Jakarta Cathedral.
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