Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Indonesia, 2008 (110 min)
Indonesian with English subtitles
Director: Mouly Surya
Cast: Ladya Cheryl, Doony Alamsyah, Kinaryosih
Music: Zeke Khaseli (from Zeke and the Popo)
Alisha (Ladya Cheryl) never feels alive in her big cold house until she hears Bari’s (Donny Alamsyah) whistling nearby. Alisha’s pursuit of Bari’s love brings her to a block of flats where she moves in next door to a room where Bari lives with his long-time girlfriend Renta (Kinaryosih). The vacuum in Alisha’s life is now filled with the laughter, love, and fights she overhears from next door. She will try anything to get closer to Bari; deception, manipulation, and then….Taking the classic Alice in Wonderland in a new direction, this is the story about the dark side of love, of an obsession, of a dream. Co-scripted by Joko Anwar (â€œJoniâ€™s Promiseâ€), this is young femme helmer Mouly Suryaâ€™s debut film, and an official selection at the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival.