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Fishing Platform (2008)

Jermal (original title)
After his mother's death, a 12-year-old boy is sent to his father who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform in the middle of the sea). His father is shocked, never knowing he has a son and rejects the boy as his kin.


Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim (co-director) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Iqbal S. Manurung Iqbal S. Manurung ... Jaya
Didi Petet Didi Petet ... Johar
Yayu A.W. Unru Yayu A.W. Unru ... Bandi
Chairil A. Dalimunthe Chairil A. Dalimunthe ... Gion
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudi Hartono Rudi Hartono ... Franky


After his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya (Iqbal S. Manurung) is sent to his father, Johar (Didi Petet), who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea). Johar is shocked, never knowing he has a son and rejects the boy as his kin. Fully aware he can't bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept the boy as a worker on the site.

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Indonesia Indy Film Gets a Thumbs Up
17 November 2009 | by ichocolatSee all my reviews

It's seldom that Indonesian filmmakers venture into the unchartered territory of making Indy films. Most of them prefer to make stupid films which focuses on some clichéd, lame topics, just to get quick bucks from the public.

The film is nice breath of air, far from the putrid smell coming out from the poor quality Indonesian films shown in the cinemas currently. Nice, unpretentious, unassuming little film.

A story of a boy coming of age. Of friends, of family, and of belief.

A good watch to those who enjoy Indy films. As this is a slow film, moving at a rather slow speed, it is not suitable to those who would rather watch action films, or films with fast actions.

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12 March 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

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ECCO Films Indonesia See more »
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Dolby Digital


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