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Ballad of a Man

Wadjah Seorang Laki - Laki

Directed by Teguh Karya
Indonesia, 1972


Set in 19th century Batavia, within the community of Portuguese descendents, Amallo has issues withhis father, Umbu Kapitan, because his irresponsible behaviour has led to his mother’s death.

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Ballad of a Man Directed by Teguh Karya

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    In other director's hand, WADJAH SEORANG LAKI-LAKI would be just a movie about Indonesian versus Dutch colonialism. But you must know that Teguh Karya is such a revolutionary director. He gives a portrait of dysfunctional relationship between a father and his son, instead of the rebellion against Dutch occupation in Indonesia. Although it's his first movie, Teguh Karya is able to create such an extraordinary movie...

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