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by Garin Nugroho


This is the story about Setyo, Siti and Ludiro, who were the performer of Javanese Ramayana’s Wayang Wong. Setyo and Siti are spouse who live in a village by selling earthenware products. In the village, live as well Ludiro, the head of the stockyard, who is very wealthy and secretly in love with Siti. Conflicts arrived as Setyo’s earthenware company is going bankrupt and Siti started to took notice in Ludiro’s desire to win her love. These triangle love transform into a civil war in the village that brings not only extremity and injustice, but also the death of the loved ones.

original title: Opera Jawa
country: Austria, Indonesia
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Garin Nugroho
film run: 120'
release date: FR 26/03/2008
screenplay: Garin Nugroho, Armantono
cast: Artika Sara Devi, Martinus Miroto, Eko Supriyanto, Retno Maruti, I Nyoman Sura
cinematography by: Teoh Gay Hian
film editing: Andhy Pulung
art director: Nanang Rakhmat Hidayat
costumes designer: Samuel Watimena
music: Rahayu Supanggah
producer: Garin Nugroho
production: New Crowned Hope, Set Film Workshop (Indonesia)


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