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Arabic Mantra

Kelompok Penerbang Roh

22 minutes | 2023 | Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊 Indonesia, Jawa | Indonesia & English Sub. 


After leaving home for many years since her son was a toddler, finally a mother (32) returned from Arabia to arrange the death of her son (16) who died by hanging himself in Gunungkidul. She found it very confusing and distressing, as her husband, an Arab demanded that she settle the matter immediately without spending much money. On the other hand, she wants her neighbors to help her son to achieve Heaven through the tahlilan ritual. Because of her husband stinginess, she don’t provide drinking water during the ritual, making the neighbors experience hoarseness in pronouncing the rites of prayer. The son passage to Heaven only reached the ceiling of the house. In a hoarse voice situation, the mother become hysterical. She desperately tried to break the ceiling of her house so that her son could continue his ascent to Heaven.


TUE, 28 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 18:15

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Tunggul Banjaransari

Tunggul Banjaransari

Born in an environment where traditional music is performed, being the only member of the family who cannot play any instrument led Tunggul to find another activity he likes, namely watching movies. During high school, he recorded whatever he found interesting using a camcorder without editing it. After that, while studying at Gadjah Mada University, he decided to make a film, which he has continued to do until now. Now he is a permanent lecturer at the Film Studies Program at Dian Nuswantoro University. Apart from that, Tunggul also has other professions as a catfish breeder and vegetable farmer.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Hail The Cube

Producer Jovan Ardiansyah

Main Cast Ithuk Arthayani as IBU

Screenplay Tunggul Banjaransari

Cinematographer Mandella Majid Pracihara

Editor Tunggul Banjaransari

Notable Achievement


Noise in Exile (2021)

Seorang Kambing (2017) 

Worked Club (2016) 

Udhar (2014) 

Liburan Keluarga (2013)