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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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  (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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Visually, quite beautiful, 18 September 2006
Author: antikpat from United States

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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