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Opera Jawa

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Garin Nugroho, Indonesia, 2006





 
 

Opera Jawa
A film by Garin Nugroho

Indonesian, with subtitles in English
Indonesia, 2006 (120 minutes)

Trailer

Synopsis
Setyo and Siti live a peaceful life as husband and wife, selling earthenware in their village. But when Setyo is called away on business, a flirtatious butcher, Ludiro, takes advantage of Siti's loneliness to seduce her. Tempted by song and dance, Siti initially refuses his advances but acquiesces in a moment of weakness, setting the stage for an epic battle between the two men. Located in lush forests and on pristine beaches of Java, director Garin Nugroho bases his deeply imagistic and dazzling visual narrative on the “The Abduction of Sita,” from the Hindu epic, The Ramayana.

About the Director
Garin Nugroho was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1961. He studied filmmaking at the Institut Kesenian Jakarta, where he later taught filmmaking and was the Dean Assistant of Film Faculty & TV. He has directed numerous award-wining documentaries, short films and music videos. He has also worked as a film critic for Indonesian newspapers, as a Media Coalition Coordinator at the 2004 election, and is currently the director of SET Film Workshop. His feature film Of Love and Eggs (2004) was selected for Global Lens 2007. His other previous feature films include Birdman Tale (2002), And the Moon Dances (1995), Leaf on a Pillow (1998), Letter for an Angel (1994), and Love on a Slice of Bread (1991). Opera Jawa is his seventh feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Siti
Setyo
Ludiro
Sukesi
Sure

Artika Sari Devi
Martinus Miroto
Eko Supriyanto
Retno Maruti
Nyoman Sure

Crew

 

Director
Writers
Executive Producers
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Garin Nugroho
Garin Nugroho, Armantono
Simon Field, Keith Griffith
Garin Nugroho
Teoh Gay Hian
Andhy Pulung
Siti asifa Nasution
Rahayu Supanggah, Wiwid Setya

 
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