Sunday, August 29, 2010

Laskar Pelangi

Just saw Laskar Pelangi (a movie about a school in Sumatra).

Unimpressed all in all. I still haven't seen a really good Indonesian movie.

12 comments:

dhika eliazar said...
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dhika eliazar said...

try 'daun di atas bantal'

it's good movie...

regards

dhika eliazar

johnorford said...

Thx for the tip Dhika - I am definitely gonna hunt that movie down (hopefully I can find a copy with English subtitles!).

dhika eliazar said...

Your very welcome..
or you can try 'merantau'
it's Indonesian action movie..
for me, that movie is amazing..haha

i think you can find it in Indonesia,.. are you in Indonesia right now..?

good luck dude.. :)

amellie said...

I really like Merantau! You should definitely check it out :)

dhika eliazar said...

agreed with amellie..
and if you wanna comedy movie
try 'quicky express'...

:)

johnorford said...

Amelia & dhika, thx for the recommendations. Am gonna check out each of these movies! I live in new York right now... Will travel to indo in nov tho!

spew-it-all said...

I concur John. Recent releases are meant to be indie movie but alas it is just another form of soapies, which is inundated with melodrama action.

I dont think i can expect too much from recent Indonesian movies as they tend to put some good looking models (either with chinese background or mixed race of Indonesian and anglo) and awful plot.

johnorford said...

citu, yeh. for a country which has so many great stories - stories true and tall - it's pretty amazing how indonesian directors fail to put them up on the big screen.

Lita said...

Have you seen "berbagi suami" ?

johnorford said...

that's another one for the 'to watch' list!

parvita said...

The book was great. I guess the director couldn't capture the jest of the book.