Teenage love, angst-ridden rockers, modern rock tunes interspersed with a passing reference to High Fidelity in the characters of Revi, Bison and Deden (owners of a second hand music store)...
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Washington, D.C. Reuben and Dimas, two Indonesian students studying in the U.S., are brought together by the soft trance music echoing through a party at a mansion. That night they make a ... See full summary »
Teenage love, angst-ridden rockers, modern rock tunes interspersed with a passing reference to High Fidelity in the characters of Revi, Bison and Deden (owners of a second hand music store) who combine to tell the story of an aspiring rock singer Gaia. Together with Aga and Awan she gains a cult following after forming a garage rock music outfit. The film is inspired by the music of White Stripes, Radiohead and Fiona Apple. Award winner cinematographer Yadi Sugandi presents a languid and elegiac canvas of Bandung Written by
Well, I know, Indonesians like music, and they prefer you to hear it from miles away. So, when I knew that I was going to watch a movie about a band I was ready for noise. That I thought, but I was still unprepared for the terrible music in the movie, the chaotic acting, and the lack of a good story.
The only moment in the movie that I enjoyed a little bit was when they performed with a traditional gamelan orchestra. The combination of rock and traditional music was a nice surprise.
In general though, if you don't really have to watch this movie, then don't. If you do like indie/rock music, forget about the movie and buy the soundtrack.
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