Wednesday Night Southeast Asia Movie: Indonesia

October 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, St. John 011 Add to Calendar

Kala (Dead Time)

Indonesia (2007, 120 min)
Indonesian w/English subtitles

Director: Joko Anwar

Screenplay: Joko Anwar

Music: Haris Khaseli & Aghi Narottama

Cinematography: Rahmat Syaiful

Film Editing: Wawan I. Wibowo

Cast: Donny Alamsyah (as the Henchman Leader), Fachry Albar (as Janus), Ario Bayu (as Eros), Fahrani (as Ranti), Shanty (as Sari), Sujiwo Tejo (as Ronggoweni), Frans Tumbuan (as Bambang Sutrisno), Agung Udijana (as Bimo)

“It’s at Bendonowongso Hill, before the seven-step temple…” Whispered words on a tape recording–from a woman who dies in a traffic accident soon after she speaks them – are the key to a supernatural mystery in director Joko Anwar’s absorbing thriller. The period and setting are not specified, but the film noir atmosphere and styles of clothing and transport strongly suggest the police-state Indonesia of Suharto’s heyday; this is that rarest of genre movies, a ghost story with a political subtext–complete with police brutality, vigilante mobs, bureaucratic stonewalling, governmental corruption and an increasingly cowed and repressed general public, not to mention a series of gruesome deaths.– VIFF

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Free and open to the public

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Mānoa Campus

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