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Year: 2006
UK: Yume Pictures
Cast: Martinus Miroto, Eko Supriyanto, Artika Sari Devi, Retno Maruti, Nyoman Sura, Jecko Siompo Pui, Slamet Gundono
Director: Garin Nugroho
Countries: Indonesia / Austria
Language: Indonesian (English subtitles)
UK: 119 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence
UK Release Date: 7 September 2007 (Limited Release - London, BFI)
UK Distributor


From Indonesia's leading director Garin Nugroho, OPERA JAWA is set against a backdrop of religious and political turmoil. The story, updated from southeast Asia's classic The Ramayana, concerns the violent emotions aroused when a potter's wife Sinta (Artika Sari Devi) attracts the unwelcome attentions of Ludiro (Eko Supriyanto), a ruthless and powerful merchant.

Garin Nugroho blends traditional and modern elements throughout and the film is set to a vibrant soundtrack from Rahayu Supanggah.

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