Pasir Berbisik or 'Whispering Sand' is one of Indonesia's traditional motivation. It is also the most Indonesian film to get critic from other countries and shown in lots of film festivals. This might not be the best Indonesian movie, but it show us the real lifestyle of Javanese people. Looking at the storyline, the movie had a pretty slow progression in the storyline. It's a bit boring at first though and just seems like a documentary-type of film. But in the middle, the story gets more interesting. The main character in the story is Daya (Indonesia's best actress, Diandra Paramitha Sastrowardoyo). She was the main power (even though her acting wasn't as great as in 'What's Up With Love?') in the character followed by Christine Hakim as her mother and Slamet Rahardjo as her father. Didi Peter doesn't really get shown much in the movie, but his acting wasn't that bad. Basically the story is about Daya who lived with her mother happily, until one night when her father came from long-time journey ruined her life. One special thing about the movie is the art. The best thing is the cinematography which shows the beauty panorama and landscape of Java. The props that were used such as the Javanese mask does also attract the audience. In some scenes, the movie does get a bit confusing. The dialogue in the movie was extremely poetic. Overall, the movie wasn't a bad one to watch. Maybe interesting for the foreigner. I gave it 6.5/10.
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