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Leaf on a Pillow (1998)
"Daun di atas bantal" (original title)

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The Indonesian society is seen through a middle-aged lady's eyes in her daily encounters with the street children who work and live off the harsh and sleazy world of adults.

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Sarah Azhari
Deni Christantra
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Asih
Heru
Kancil
Sugeng
Kabri Wali
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The Indonesian society is seen through a middle-aged lady's eyes in her daily encounters with the street children who work and live off the harsh and sleazy world of adults.

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2 August 1999 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

This movie works for me because it depicts the plight of street children in Indonesia. We follow Asih's life as well as the street children's as they strive to live on a day to day basis. As I watched the movie, I sensed that its power lies in its ability to place us viewers with the children and how we are alarmed and delighted to find with them the worth of their lives in the streets. The children seemed all the more real to me because of how they faced violence, simple pleasures, elderly intrusions, cruel fate, life and death. A sad, moving, different and all too real movie.


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