IMDb > Requiem from Java (2006)

Requiem from Java (2006) More at IMDbPro »Opera Jawa (original title)

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.5/10   330 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Requiem from Java on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
(8 articles)
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)

User Reviews:
Poorly written and performed opera See more (10 total) »


  (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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

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


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Poorly written and performed opera, 27 August 2009
Author: wild cat from India

Apart from being full of colors and sweet melody, the cinematic opera falls short of achieving that true great flavour that one has come to savour out of the classic Javanese Dance dramas and Ramayana in particular. The dance style is Javanese, the singing and music too is Javanese, but at heart its a poor copy of western operatic genre. The body too is lacking and ultimately it seems to empty and devalue the otherwise fantastically rich Javanese tradition of its soul. I think in the long run, it comes down to the script which as it turns out is badly written and is in need of improvement. You cannot pull the opera simply by saying that it is a tribute to those who died at the hands of injustice. The script has to carry the intent otherwise in-spite of its colour, song and music it will fail. Embellishments don't take you far when it comes to poetic drama if the raga happens to be not in sync with the rasa.

Sorry for such a harsh review. Maybe I was expecting too much out of it.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Requiem from Java (2006)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Rubbish - no little guys in hoods with glowing eyes to be seen! gcunningham-5
When is it gonna play wide in u.s?? hanzy_boy
Release date finlayson-m
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Dead Time: Kala Devdas Iron Man Darwin's Nightmare Random Harvest
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Musical section IMDb Indonesia section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.