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Merantau (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  5 November 2009 (Singapore)
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In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the ... See full summary »

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In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him leave the comforts of his idyllic farming village and make a name for himself in the bustling city of Jakarta. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic, Ratger and his right-hand man Lars. With Ratger injured in the mêlée and seeking both his "merchandise" and bloody retribution, Yuda's introduction to this bustling city is a baptism of fire as he is forced to go on the run with Astri and her younger brother Adit as all the pimps and gangsters that inhabit the night hound the streets chasing their every step. With escape seemingly beyond their grasp, Yuda has no ... Written by PT. Merantau Films

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In a city of violence, one man will stand up and fight. See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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During the first part of the movie which tells Yuda's daily life with his mother and brother, half of the dialogs are in Minang language (one of more than 500 local dialects and languages in Indonesia), and have to be subtitled into Indonesian in the Indonesian released. See more »

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In Jakarta Yuda calls his mother, who live on other island, from a public phone. Jakarta public phone doesn't serve inter-city calls and the coins he uses are not enough for long conversation (in the international version, the conversation is much shorter than in the Indonesian version). See more »

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First time I've been ever in an in-theater applause...
12 August 2009 | by (Djakarta) – See all my reviews

At first, looking at the way the managed the poster and all..I thought this would just be another copy-cat movie (well, we had to admit, neighboring countries cinema are way earlier in successfully creating such motion pictures)

But...

All the fighting scheme, supporting casts, location, technicalities...this movie is surely one helluva fresh breeze into Indonesian Cinema.

Last night, I was literally stunned and amazed by especially the actions and plot this movie had brought.

The spirit of Nationalism, Humanism and Martial Artistry is carried out at its best!!

Can't believe my own two hands when I clapped them together with the whole theater last night...

Surely, one step toward a better cinema for Indonesia..

Bravo!!


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