Musa, a thirteen-year-old shoe shiner, with Yumna, undergoes destiny through their adventure of waging war during the war time. Will they manage to bring peace among the troops keeping on fighting for nothing?

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Credited cast:
Reza Rahadian ...
Danu (voice)
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Danu (voice)
Maudy Ayunda ...
Yumna (voice)
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Musa (voice)
Joe Murray ...
Resident Sudirman (voice)
Andromeda ...
Young Musa (voice)
Tanaka Hidetoshi ...
Capt. Yoshimura (voice)
Darryl Wilson ...
Novie Burhan ...
Aminah (voice)
Sana Hamada ...
Kioko (voice)
Hermano ...
Gubernur Soerjo (voice)
Vanhoebrouck Patrick Bernard ...
P.J.G. Huijer (voice)
Marlon Dance-Hooi ...
Bung Tomo (voice)
Jumali ...
Drg. Moestopo (voice)
Ernanta Kusuma ...
Bung Tomo Radio (voice)
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BATTLE OF SURABAYA recounts to you the adventure of Musa, a spontaneous, brave, thirteen-year-old shoe shiner, who makes a living under the pressure of necessity or poverty in the era of World War II. Meeting with Musa, Yumna has turned her life into a more colorful journey. Captain Yoshimura hopes that the war could be ended soon. He misses his wife and his daughter, Kioko, in Tokyo. Mr. Yoshimura helps Indonesia reach her freedom and then he can go back to his country. He has known Musa since he was a child. He is like Musa's father. Although life is not easy, Musa leads a life patiently. To Musa, life is a choice. As a matter of fact, being a shoe shiner is not bad; still, such a job less leads to what he is struggling for, that is to say: patriotic spirit and peace, both based on divine values. Physically he is only a teenager; however, mentally he is a hero. He makes up his mind of choosing a job as a courier. Here, he is not a courier who merely delivers common letters, but the ... Written by M. Suyanto

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There is no glory in war!


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Musa's Mother: There is no glory in war!
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Akan Ku Tunggu
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Produced by 'Trinity Optima Production'
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A clean start for Indonesian animated movie
22 August 2015 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Battle of Surabaya is a heroic movie that is heart felling, wonderful, and beautifully messaged at a same time. The storyline is enough, the animation is standard- sometimes going to be so artistic, but the morale and the coda inside the movie is one of the best aspects inside this movie.

With no propaganda- this is a clean animated movie, with a lot of heroic statements and also heroic character building, which made us feel this movie is a natural sensation of movie-making.

The background is beautiful, with "rough" animation in a lot of scenes; a huge minus for the movie. But it still heart felling, and also wonderful. The dialogue is quite raw, but its still beautifully messaged, with a great storyline, and of course the ending, will be a memorable message for every single audience who watched it.


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