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16 January 2008 (USA) See more »
Setyo (Martinus Miroto) and Siti (Artika Sari Dewi) are young married couple with a classic domestic issue: communication... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Theatrical Trailer For Garin Nugroho's Soegija
 (From Twitch. 13 April 2012, 11:17 AM, PDT)

Daily Briefing. Slow Criticism 2012
 (From MUBI. 20 February 2012, 9:23 AM, PST)

The Director Of Opera Jawa Returns With Soegija
 (From Twitch. 20 February 2012, 5:36 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
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
Marto ... Srandul
Bondan Nusantara ... Rodad 1
Giyatno Cermogundolo ... Rodad 2
Nursahid ... Trantib
Sogiran ... Trantib
Jiman ... Trantib
Naryono ... Trantib
Harjini ... Trantib

Directed by
Garin Nugroho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Garin Nugroho 

Produced by
Simon Field .... executive producer
Keith Griffiths .... executive producer
Garin Nugroho .... producer
Original Music by
Rahayu Supanggah 
Cinematography by
Gay Hian Teoh 
Film Editing by
Andi Pulung Waluyo 
Production Design by
Nanang Rhamat  (as Nanang Rakhmat Hidayat)
Sound Department
Pahlevi Indra C. Santoso .... sound
Other crew
Claire Viroulaud .... press attache

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Also Known As:
"Opera Jawa" - Indonesia (original title)
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Indonesia:120 min | USA:120 min


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Amazingly rich work of art, 14 February 2009
Author: Cliff Sloane ( from Seattle, WA

First, I want to gently contradict one statement, often made of this film and repeated here. There ARE other movies like this. If you want to see a reasonable model of what Garin Nugroho has done, I would direct you to the work of Carlos Saura, especially "El Amor Brujo." But that being said, the stunning richness of this movie far eclipses Saura at his best. There are visuals both large and small, dances both grand and intimate, songs both poetic and profane, and story-telling elements both epic and contemporary. The frame shifts rapidly between modern and ancient, between emotional and refined, and on and on.

Now, permit me to ask a question of any Indonesian readers. Who was the intended audience for this film? I ask because I am far more familiar with Javanese culture than most Americans, but found the cultural references and symbolism far deeper than I could catch. It made me think that this was created for a strictly Indonesian and a predominantly artistic/intellectual audience. But with its extensive European connections, is that right? Did he create it for people like me, educated artsy types the world over?

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