The first opening day in Muhammadyah elementary school is wonderful day for two teacher, Muslimah (Cut Mini) and Harfan (Ikranagara), and 9 students who live in Gantong village, Belintong. If the student in the school is less than 10, the school will be closed.
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I't so Indonesia where it tells you a very rich place gives no benefit for it's own citizen. I love it and I can bear with over-dramatized parts, only, It is kinda silly to hire an actor with such caliber such as Ario Bayu for like 5 minutes portray and we know the actor who portray the younger Lintang doesn't look like him.
the child actors were astoundingly good; even better than the grown ups, considering this is their first movie. I like it much better than the book, since it "corrected" some parts, made the story more make sense. Though still I'm not tempted for the sequels.