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Joni's Promise (2005)
"Janji Joni" (original title)

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A film delivery man promises a beautiful young woman to deliver a film reel on time to a movie theater. But the the whole city seems to conspire against him.

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Joni
Mariana Renata ...
Angelique
Rachel Maryam Sayidina ...
Voni (as Rachel Maryam)
Surya Saputra ...
Otto
Dwiki Riza ...
Toni
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alvin Adam ...
Wartawan
Adetasha ...
Cab Driver's Wife
Valiza Aguiandri ...
Penonton Pamer Cewek 1
Indra Birowo ...
Pacar Penonton Telmi
Noella Birowo ...
Penonton Telmi
Dinar ...
Penonton Pamer Cewek 2
Adam Gomajaka ...
Anak Kecil
Wulan Guritno ...
Penonton Pacaran 2
Indra Herlambang ...
Pengantri 2
Ria Irawan ...
Over-sexed Film Director
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Film. Probably the the greatest blessing that art ever gave to mankind. Everybody knows the filmmaking process. But only a few understands the role of a young man named Joni in the process. He's the man behind the screen. It depends on him whether people can watch a movie at a theater or not. Joni is a film delivery guy. One day, he meets a beautiful young woman who will tell him her name, only if he promises he can deliver the reels of the film she is going to see on time. Joni thinks it's gonna be easy. But that day, it seems that the whole city is conspiring to make him fail to keep his promise. Written by godzcomic@yahoo.com

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IDR 3,500,000,000 (estimated)
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A scene in the movie theater where Joni is describing 10 types of moviegoers contains one long take. But the censorship board of Indonesia snipped the shot as it shows two people kissing with their tongues visible. The director went through a three-hours debate with board to leave the shot uncut to no avail. See more »

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References Shall We Dance (2004) See more »

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Electricalla
Written by The Jonis
Performed by The Jonis & Gusti Pramudya
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A cool comedy with an intention to entertains
16 June 2005 | by (Medan, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

What Joni could promise? An amusing entertainment or be a know-it-all adviser. As a tangible, Joni refer the first. Frankly, in it moral, Joni barely offers solid story's essence but as an amusing entertainment, luckily Joni kept his promise well.

Joni (Nicholas Saputra) is a professional film's roll deliver which is keen with his job. He's so determined in his job and make a pact to him self to make the delivery always on time. One day, his pact is on a test, when he promise to a beautiful movie viewer (Mariana Renata) to keep the accuracy of the delivery's time. And he do it just to know the woman's name. He has a strong will to keep his promise, despite he knows that woman has a high temper boyfriend (Surya Saputra). However, don't know why, suddenly everything goes wrong for him that day and seemly reverse against him. There's so many events that he must endured just to fulfill his promise! Despite the incoherent plot logic, Janji Joni appears with a good sense in quality and making. The vintage impression is well done with colors choosing and setting. Animation and narration in the beginning of the film is also put a plus point to this movie and just make it more unique and differs form other feature available in Indonesia. Kudos to Joko Anwar as the director. Eeventhough this is his pictorial debut, but he's seemingly really know what he wants, with the result that a good movie to watch.

This movie is also appears without almost no score because as the musical background it only performs the songs from it soundtrack album, which is featuring the Indonesian independent bands. This is new and quite a brave decision, but actually has a sufficient relevancy as the scores, even sometimes unmatched with the scene.

Nicholas Saputra is try to come out form his typical role and he adequately succeed with performing a comical act. Mariana Renata is absolutely gorgeous, but definitely need an intensive acting course. The rest of the casts, such us Rachel Maryam, Sudjiwo Tejo, Gito Rollies, Ria Irawan and appearance of many cameos is putting more luster in this feature. The shocking value in this movie is definitely the reappearance of the senior action star, Barry Prima and he willing to make a different role from his accustomed to act. What a comeback! Janji Joni obviously an interesting movie. Stand as an instant classic and genially entertainer. This feature won't be a boring moment, even we watching it again and again. Highly recommended!


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