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One day, a mysterious woman appears in the home of a happy family of four in Jakarta. She takes care of Hassan’s mother – the head of the family living somewhere in the Javanese province. The health of the older woman, Dayu, has been deteriorating and she needs help.
Even though Hassan would rather focus on his developing career in psychology, the family decides to travel to a distant corner of the country to assess the situation on the spot. But, of course, when they finally get to the village, nothing will be what it seems to… For Hassan and his loved ones, the confrontation with his past turns into a journey towards the brutal truth that was never meant to see the light of day.
In Indonesia, Soeriaatmadja is known for his subtle family portraits. This efficient, full-blooded horror, in which he focuses on the darkest aspects of the shared DNA, marks a departure from his previous style, but not from his main field of interest.
Indonesian director born in 1975 in Japan. He studied in the UK and decided to become a filmmaker after watching Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. He made his full-feature debut in 2005 with Blue Banyu. He is known for his realistic films that take on social taboos, especially the Trilogy of Intimacy made between 2011 and 2015.
2005 Banyu Biru / Blue Banyu
2007 Badai Pasti Berlalu / We Can Go Through All of This
2011 Lovely Man
2013 Something in the Way
2015 About A Woman
2018 Menunggu Pagi