In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.

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Tora Sudiro
Slamet Rahardjo
Mathias Muchus
Rieke Dyah Pitaloka
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Ferdian
Alex Komang
Marcella El Jolia Kondo
Levina
Jajang C. Noer
Yogi Nugraha
M. Syukur Ramadan
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In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.

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As of February 2013, this film is still the most watched film (highest attendance) of all time in Indonesia. However, the highest grossing film of all time in Indonesia is currently Habibie & Ainun (2012). See more »

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A Lovely Experience
16 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Have just seen the European Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. This was the first Indonesian film I had ever seen and did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed. It was colourful, beautifully photographed and well acted by the young cast. The plot was somewhat simplistic and the 'preachy' pro Islamic Education sentiments which were repeated ad-nauseum throughout became rather tiresome. Other systems work as well you know! Despite this I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and only the extremely hard of heart would not have to wipe tears from their eyes at the moving finale. Highly recommended. It deserves to be seen by a wider audience.


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