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Lewat Djam Malam (After the Curfew) Reviews

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½ April 6, 2013
The story remains relevant in today's world, and the setting, especially the dialogues, are the best reminder for now generations that Indonesian language had once reached that level of beauty.
Super Reviewer
½ March 2, 2013
As his fiancee Norma(Netty Herawaty) waits patiently for him to return, Iskandar(A.N. Alcaff) has one last obstacle to avoid before he can safely be in her arms again in the persons of the soldiers he has to dodge for being out after curfew. However, that will soon seem easy compared to holding a job, so he and Norma can move out of her parents' house as soon as possible. But the job his future father-in-law gets for him almost immediately goes disastrously bad, as he is fired on the first day. So, Iskandar goes to look up an old resistance buddy who warns him not to go see Gunawan(R.D. Ismail), their former commanding officer. Which is of course the first thing he does.

As rough as it is in some spots, "After the Curfew," made in 1954, is still a compelling look at post independence Indonesia as seen through the eyes of one former freedom fighter. The question now for most is what kind of country they will live in, as there is an intriguing mix of western and traditional clothing on display. While for most people it seems the war never happened, even with the curfew, for Iskandar, a former student, it never stopped, as the movie deftly explores the universal and timeless themes of soldiers finding it hard to adjust back into civilian society which is helped by the movie's efficient use of noir influences.
September 4, 2012
Sungguh heran, cara penceritaan di film ini, bagi saya masih relevan hingga sekarang. Dan mungkin masih seru untuk didiskusikan hingga nanti.
Super Reviewer
August 20, 2012
Funny that a movie made 50 years ago is better than all modern movies made in Indonesia combined.
June 29, 2012
didn't realize this one's a nearly-extinct play for a split second. this is how today's Indonesian filmmakers should do it; smooth storytelling, bold characters, without too much icings on it.
June 25, 2012
Apa memang tidak pernah ada tempat buat orang-orang baik, jujur, berani, dan setia, di Indonesia?
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