Set in 1896, Tjoet Nja Dhien celebrates one of Indonesia’s great heroes who fought for independence from the Dutch. The pious Muslim people of Aceh, a city that had flourished since ancient times as a trade port, enter into a fierce war with the Dutch.
This is the first Indonesian film screened at Cannes. And because of the movie, the main actress was once elected as one of the jury in Cannes when the head jury was David Lynch. One of the most moving war movie.