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A film delivery man promises a beautiful young woman to deliver a film reel on time to a movie theater. But the the whole city seems to conspire against him.

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Joko Anwar

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Joko Anwar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Saputra ... Joni
Mariana Renata Mariana Renata ... Angelique
Rachel Maryam Sayidina Rachel Maryam Sayidina ... Voni (as Rachel Maryam)
Surya Saputra Surya Saputra ... Otto
Dwiki Riza Dwiki Riza ... Toni
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alvin Adam Alvin Adam ... Wartawan
Adetasha Adetasha ... Cab Driver's Wife
Valiza Aguiandri Valiza Aguiandri ... Penonton Pamer Cewek 1
Indra Birowo Indra Birowo ... Pacar Penonton Telmi
Noella Birowo Noella Birowo ... Penonton Telmi
Dinar Dinar ... Penonton Pamer Cewek 2
Adam Gomajaka Adam Gomajaka ... Anak Kecil
Wulan Guritno Wulan Guritno ... Penonton Pacaran 2
Indra Herlambang Indra Herlambang ... Pengantri 2
Ria Irawan Ria Irawan ... Over-sexed Film Director
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Storyline

Film. Probably the the greatest blessing that art ever gave to mankind. Everybody knows the filmmaking process. But only a few understands the role of a young man named Joni in the process. He's the man behind the screen. It depends on him whether people can watch a movie at a theater or not. Joni is a film delivery guy. One day, he meets a beautiful young woman who will tell him her name, only if he promises he can deliver the reels of the film she is going to see on time. Joni thinks it's gonna be easy. But that day, it seems that the whole city is conspiring to make him fail to keep his promise. Written by godzcomic@yahoo.com

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Official Sites:

Dewan Studios

Country:

Indonesia

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

27 April 2005 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Joni's Promise See more »

Filming Locations:

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Budget:

IDR 3,500,000,000 (estimated)
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Kalyana Shira Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References The Object of My Affection (1998) See more »

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A truly entertaining, inspiring, and meaningful ride! Highly recommended.
14 June 2007 | by resident_evilmaniacSee all my reviews

Janji Joni exceeds my expectations, really. When I first read the synopsis, I thought to myself: "Well, maybe a totally wacky comedy would do me good after all the stress of studying..." So, I slotted the disc into my laptop, and the journey began.

For the first few minutes, I did just what I'd wanted to do - I simply sat back and relaxed. And indeed, I enjoyed the light-heartedness of the film tremendously. The comedy is fresh without bordering on slapstick, and its cinematography is really beautiful. The crew successfully presents a nostalgic and charming portrayal of Jakarta. The film's greatest strength, though, is its motley group of characters: the carefree, somewhat naive Joni (acted well by Nicholas Saputra); the avuncular operator of the movie projector; the chatty taxi driver with his pregnant wife; and many, many others. Joni's encounters with these diverse characters are guaranteed to tickle you.

Apart from all the laughters, however, I also discovered a deeper layer of this film. Despite its unrealistically weird premise, Janji Joni actually presents a very potent metaphor of life itself. Life is like Joni's journey - full of unexpected twists and turns, and it doesn't always unfold as we want it to. And I'm glad that I have the opportunity to learn from how Joni reacts to all these situations. He made me re-evaluate my own life and inspired me with a new love of life. And I think that is quite something to take away from a "wacky comedy".

Do watch this film, but don't take it for face value. Go deeper and you may find yourself living your life a little more happily after watching this film. Trust me, we can all learn much from Joni.


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