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Nagabonar II (Nagabonar jadi 2)

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Wednesday, January 27
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium

2007, 120 min, Indonesian with English subtitles
Director: Deddy Mizwar
Cast: Deddy Mizwar, Tora Sudiro, Wulan Guritno, Lukman Sardi, Uli Herdinansya, Mike Muliadro, Darius Sinathrya

Nagabonar jadi 2 is a sequel to the 1987 hit movie Nagabonar. This story revisits Nagabonar (Deddy Mizwar), who in the original film was a country-bumpkin pickpocket who made himself a general during the war of independence against the Japanese. Our sequel begins when old Nagabonar comes to Jakarta from Medan at the request of his son (Tora Sudiro), a successful young businessman who runs a large company with three of his closest friends, Pomo (Darius Sinathrya), Ronnie (Uli Herdinansyah) and Jaki (Michael Muliadro).

Conflict and hilarity ensues when Bonaga tells his father about the plan to sell their old palm plantation, where his mother and grandmother are buried along with his father’s best friend Bujang. Nagabonar’s outrage at what he thinks of as desecration is then quickly subdued by Bonaga’s consultant and love interest, Monita (Wulan Guritno). At least until Nagabonar learns that the would-be buyers of his land are Japanese, the enemies he fought against during the war of independence.

Generation gap conflict, differing perspectives on love, and the strength of patriotism in holding a country together form the essence of this funny, smart, and satirical sequel. -Courtesy Indonesian Film Festival 2008

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