on the scorching best-selling novel by Moammar Emka
Indonesian title MOAMMAR EMIKA'S JAKARTA UNDERCOVER
starring: Oka Antara
· Ganindra Bimo
· Edo Borne
· Tiara Eve
· Biam Wong
is a journalist who has an argument with editor Djarwo over his indistinctive
style of writing and his blind political agenda. He is further scolded
for a lack of depth and understanding to contemporary issues. A bit later,
Pras meets Awink, a transvestite dancer who introduces him to the city's
underground nightlife. The experience shakes him to his foundation while
rekindling his craft. But he has also put himself in a dangerous position
with ruthless mobsters. When he enters a relationship with supermodel
Laura, he finds it impossible to shake the dark addiction of endless parties
and corrupting nightlife.
aware that this film would cause censorship problems with the Indonesian
government, director Nugros decided to hold its premiere at the Melbourne
Film Festival in Australia where it garnered much favorable publicity
and top honors. At that point, the Indonesia censorship board adopted
a hands-off approach to the film if the audience was limited to adults
18+. However many religious authorities strongly objected to the movie
[publicly forbidding any member of the Islamic faith from attending].
Despite the threats, this film became one of the biggest box-office draws
of 2018 which has resulted in a new moderate stance from the Indonesian
government with regards to the Arts. A cultural war seems to be taking
hold in that country.
Indonesian production with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen,
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include theatrical trailer.
Straight and Gay Sexual Themes
For Mature Audiences