Pagar Kawat Berduri

LAYAR KLASIK

Director: Asrul Sani

Duration: 123 minutes

Production: 1961

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


WED, 28 NOV 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 10:00

SYNOPSIS


The film portrays a struggle of freeing one’s nation from the colonialism through a series of intellectual conversations of two young men, each facing a chess board. No heroic act on land is shown, only hopes as well as love. When it was first appeared in 1961 in Indonesia, the film was banned because it was regarded as a failure in picturing the wickedness of the white men. Former president of Indonesia, Soekarno, did not even succeed in bringing back this film to the cinema and since then the masterpiece had been buried so deep down.

Film ini menghadirkan perjuangan membebaskan diri dari kolonialisme melalui rangkaian percakapan cerdas antara dua pemuda di hadapan papan catur. Tak ada heroisme pertempuran, yang ada cita-cita dan juga cinta. Ketika beredar pada tahun 1961 di Indonesia, film ini dikecam habis-habisan karena dianggap tak becus menampilkan orang kulit putih yang kejam. Bahkan Presiden Soekarno pun tak sanggup mengembalikan film ini ke bioskop dan sejak itulah karya gemilang ini terkubur.

TRAILER


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DIRECTOR


Asrul Sani

Asrul Sani (1927-2004) pursued a degree as a veterinarian while still spending some of his time with the world of literature. He also learnt the theory of dramaturgy and cinematography. His career on the cinematic field, especially as a scriptwriter, was a long one and full of rewards as well as appreciations. His first film script was done in 1953 entitled Pegawai Tinggi, a year before another script Lewat Djam Malam (1954). Lastly in 1992, he created a script for Pelangi Nusa Laut.

Asrul Sani (1927-2004) menempuh pendidikan sebagai dokter hewan, sekaligus juga sebagai sastrawan. Kemudian ia juga belajar dramaturgi dan sinematografi. Karirnya di bidang film, terutama sebagai penulis naskah, sangatlah panjang dan sarat penghargaan. Naskah film pertamanya dihasilkan pada 1953 untuk  film Pegawai Tinggi, setahun sebelum naskah Lewat Djam Malam (1954), dan yang terakhir adalah naskah Pelangi di Nusa Laut pada tahun 1992.

Contact:

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