The story of two young men, one a prince of royal Bali-blood and the other defined as a coolie, and they are both in love with Dasnee, a slave girl possessing the sensuous charms for which ... See full summary »
The story of two young men, one a prince of royal Bali-blood and the other defined as a coolie, and they are both in love with Dasnee, a slave girl possessing the sensuous charms for which the women of Bali are known to have. The prince marries a girl of his caste and the coolie marries Dasnee, but the prince still loves Dasnee. So, with the aid of his sister---nice family---they give Desnee, while her husband is off elsewhere, a hearty dose of goona-goona and the prince spends the night having his way with Desnee. He goes home to the palace but leaves his sacred sword, known far and wide as 'Kris,' in the bed. When the husband comes home he knows who has been sleeping in and left his sacred sword in his bed. The husband sets out to right this wrong in the manner of his ancestors. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Filmed in Bali - more interesting as a documentary than as a melodrama
A prince falls in love with a low class girl, but cannot marry her. His scheming sister gets goona-goona (a narcotic plant mixture) and feeds it to the girl. The prince rapes the girl while she is drugged, but leaves behind his kris (ceremonial knife), leading to tragedy.
The story itself is not much and can be hard to follow. This is one of the last films released with an unsynchronized sound track. It has titles, as well as a professorial narrator. The music is a mixture of Balinese and Western, played with both Balinese and Western instruments.
The views of Bali of the time are quite interesting and there are a few minutes of Balinese dancing.
The film was originally released in two color (red/green) Technicolor, but some of the prints are black and white.
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