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The Photograph (2007)

Sita is an escort at a karaoke bar who struggles to raise money to send her daughter out of the city to live with her grandmother and settle her debts with her pimp. She moves in with aging... See full summary »

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Nan Triveni Achnas
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4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ... Johan Tan
Shanty Shanty ... Sita
Lukman Sardi Lukman Sardi
Indi Barends Indi Barends
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Sita is an escort at a karaoke bar who struggles to raise money to send her daughter out of the city to live with her grandmother and settle her debts with her pimp. She moves in with aging photographer Jan and helps him fulfill his last wishes. Written by fabreu

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karaoke | prostitute | indonesia | See All (3) »

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Drama

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Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

21 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Fotógrafo See more »

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A personal favorite from 2008
16 September 2013 | by glennnSee all my reviews

I first saw this film at Cinequest (San Jose Film Festival) in 2008. Each year I see about 15 films at that festival, and this was by far my favorite; it was also one of my favorite films of the entire year. The pace is languid, as appropriate for the story and setting. True to the title, I perceived many of the scenes as a delicate and cherished still shot brought to life for a short while. The story is simple: singer and reluctant prostitute at a town bar seeks escape from her situtation and rents a loft from an aging and frail portrait photographer; reluctantly he accepts her help in lieu of rent. The acting, cinematography and even the story made this a great film. I am not a great critic of acting skills, but I felt the two main actors did a superb job. Watch this film if you can find it and I assure that you will be invested in the lives of these two remarkable people.


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