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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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11 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Unless you are a theater student, don't waste your time, 2 December 2006
Author: from Estonia

I went to watch this movie with a lot of excitement in the Estonian film festival but to my surprise the movie, presented in the style of opera, did not come close to my expectations. Even after knowing the story of Rama and Sita, I could not understand parts of the plot. It seemed the director had tried to put everything in one movie and somewhere forgot to connect the parts. A few scenes didn't seem to have any connection with the movie. This is not my attempt to completely bash the film , I will also add that there were some good musical parts and dance sequences but still the movie couldn't keep me or others watching the movie glued to the screen or even interested. Close to the end we were just looking at our watches to get out of the theater.

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