Sunday 11 November 2007

Indonesian film titles

Just saw Mendadak Dandgut (which I enjoyed) and I think it's a great title. My mind wandered to a few other catchy titles of past Indonesian films. This is easier for me because, unlike you, I have a book on the subject (Kalalog Film Indonesia 1926-2005) and it's even autographed (courtesy of Prima Rusdi) by the writer JB Kristanto.

So here is a pretty random, alphabetical list of a dozen from the 470-page tome:

Adikku Kekasihku
Akibat Hamil Muda
Akulah Vivian (Laki-Laki Jadi Perempuan)
Atas Boleh Bawah Boleh
Beranak Dalam Kubur
Cinta Dalam Sepotong Roti
Depan Bisa Belakang Bisa
Gara-Gara Gila Buntut
Kejarlah Daku Kau Kutangkap
Membakar Matahari
Novel Tanpa Huruf 'R'
Secawan Anggur Kebimbangan

There is a Malaysian equivalent published by Finas, but it's so much less colourful and hence not worth quoting from ... for now.

In the meantime, here is a music video from the film, which is playing in Cathay Cineleisure:


nurulazreenazlan said...

Titi Kamal is hawt!!!

Anonymous said...

yet another reason the indons are awesome.