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After his mothers 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 ... See full synopsis »

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Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim (co-director) | 1 more credit »
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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
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Rudi Hartono Rudi Hartono ... Franky
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After his mothers 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 cant bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept the boy as a worker on the site.

Faced with constant rejection from his father and relentless bullying by the other boys who work on the jermal, Jaya decides to take fate into his own hands. He gives up hope on being accepted and learns the skills and attitude needed to survive on the jermal.

Jaya increasingly becomes like the other boys: a tough, rough survivor; while Johar is forced to gradually face and accept his past. Eventually, both Johar and Jaya learn that they are bound by their past, united by the space in which they move, and connected by the inescapable truth.

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Indonesia

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

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Fishing Platform See more »

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ECCO Films Indonesia See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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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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