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Requiem from Java (2006)

Opera Jawa (original title)
Setyo (Martinus Miroto) and Siti (Artika Sari Dewi) are young married couple with a classic domestic issue: communication. With their earthenware business comes close to going bankrupt, ... See full summary »

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Martinus Miroto ...
Setio
Eko Supriyanto ...
Ludiro
Artika Sari Devi ...
Siti
Retno Maruti ...
Sukesi
Jecko Siompo Pui ...
Anom
I. Nyoman Sura ...
Sura
Slamet Gundono ...
Pewarte
Wenang Nggiku ...
Dukun Sumba
Mugiyono ...
Kusir Gerobak
Sutanti Sudarso ...
Ibu Tua
Wahono ...
Penembang Tua
Sukiatno ...
Tukang Daging Prapto
Dahlan ...
Srandul
Pawiro Wagimin ...
Srandul
Subagyo ...
Srandul
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Setyo (Martinus Miroto) and Siti (Artika Sari Dewi) are young married couple with a classic domestic issue: communication. With their earthenware business comes close to going bankrupt, Setyo's ever determined efforts to make ends meet often make Siti feels lonely. Their alienation to each other is worsened by the presence of Ludiro (Eko Supriyanto), a spoiled character from the local wealthy family who is used to having all his wishes granted. In the spirit of the (Javanese) Ramayana epic, the story tells about what it takes to win Siti's heart. Written by bojleng_utomo@yahoo.com

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Visually, quite beautiful
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival. The name of the movie should have warned me that the movie will be an Opera! The movie was all song and dance, more in the lines of Phantom of the Opera. I would have enjoyed the movie more if I knew the language. Listening to the songs and reading the subtitles just doesn't give the correct feel. The dances were traditional Indonesian. The movie was a visual treat and the dance performances were really good. The story is a modern interpretation of an Indian Hindu mythological story called the Ramayana. In Ramayana, Sita, the wife of Prince Rama, is abducted by a the king of Lanka, Ravana. Ravana wants to have Sita for himself. Prince Rama and his brother Lakshmana fight Ravana to reclaim his wife. In Opera Jawa, the role of Ravana is played by Ludiro who tries to lure Siti into his life despite her marriage with Setio. The classic victory of good over evil story of Ramayana has been very nicely adapted for the modern day.


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