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In "The Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly" you will find stories about disoriented identity, not knowing who you are, anxiety, uncertainty, the experience of being lost, told with a sense of humor... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joko Anwar ... Yahya
Clarine Baharrizki Clarine Baharrizki ... Young Linda
Ladya Cheryl Ladya Cheryl ... Linda (as Ladya Cheryll)
Andhara Early Andhara Early ... Salma
Carlo Genta Carlo Genta ... Cahyono
Pong Harjatmo Pong Harjatmo ... Halim
Wicaksono Wicaksono ... Helmi
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In "The Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly" you will find stories about disoriented identity, not knowing who you are, anxiety, uncertainty, the experience of being lost, told with a sense of humor. A father who is desperate to win a green card lottery, so the family can move to America. An ex-national badminton champion, whose husband leaves her for a Javanese wife. A Menado boy who constantly gets beaten up because everybody thinks that he is Chinese. A young girl who believes that Chinese firecrackers expel ghosts. Set within the contemporary social and racial tension of urban Indonesia, the story follows eight characters in their absurd journey to fit in within society in the hope to live better lives. Like a mosaic, this film is built from shattered pieces of colored glass. Delicate, fragile, beautiful. Written by edwin

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Indonesian

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11 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Awful! Good intentions don't make this movie better
3 July 2009 | by SkaiblSee all my reviews

I've just watched this movie yesterday during the FilmFest München. The movie was presented to quite a small audience, the director was present and talked a bit about his intentions before the movie, he received a motivated applause from the audience. It seemed that everyone was highly motivated to watch the movie.

When the lights went on after the movie, you noticed that more than 30% of the audience had left the room during the screening. I was so disappointed and angry when the lights went on, especially because of the moderator, who presented the movie, lifted our expectations with sentences like "this is one of the most provocing movies of this festival" before the screening started, that me and my girlfriend, who was totally confused, left the screening hall right after the end of the movie. So we didn't stay for the discussion with the director.

I'm really sorry for the director, but this movie is one of the worst movies I've seen so far. Its boring, has no conclusion, there is no dramaturgy, most of the shots are good for nothing, and after the movie you are just happy because you don't have to listen to a specific song from the movie anymore. You don't feel anything for the characters because of the lethargic expression of their emotions and the lack of confrontations. Its such a waste of time and effort.

And please, people, don't praise this movie just because it has good intentions. Racism and a immigration problems are a difficult topic and its important that directors make movies about it, but good intentions don't make this movie any better, its just really bad.

Now I understand why the moderator and the director felt the necessarily to explain the movie before the screening. Don't watch it.


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