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Indonesia, 2006 (MIFF 2008, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Riri Riza


"Holds up Indonesia like a jewel to the light, examining it for its beauty and flaws, and its mostly non-judgemental eye recalls the less paranoid moments of Easy Rider and its snapshots of 60s America." - Variety

Yusuf is a young middle-class Muslim entrusted with the all-important in task of delivering an antique cutlery set to a rural wedding, but a one-day trip turns into a three-day odyssey as the bride's hung-over sister comes along for the ride. Breaking all the taboos of Muslim, culture the teenagers embark on a journey of hedonism and drugs where no topic is off the table.
A window into the rich tapestry of modern-day Indonesia, the latest feature from Riri Riza (Eliana, Eliana, MIFF 03) is an unlikely coming-of-age road movie backed by a pumping reggae soundtrack.

D Riri Riza P Mira Lesmana S Sinar Ayu Massie WS Miles Films
L Indonesian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/110mins

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Indonesia, 2012
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