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Red & White (Merah Putih) (2009)

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The directorial debut of acclaimed Indonesian cinematographer Yadi Sugandi and the first film in a Freedom Trilogy celebrating Indonesian national history, Merah Putih (aka The Red and The White, another name for the Indonesian flag), is a sweeping historical epic that follows a band of soldiers fighting for their country's independence from the Dutch in 1947. The all-star cast is a veritable who's who of Indonesian cinema -- Lukman Sardi, Donny Alamsyah, Darius Sinathrya, and T. Rifnu Wikana -- and the film features lush cinematography of the beautiful Javanese countryside and special effects by some of Hollywood's leading technicians during the film's battle scenes. ~ Sandra Bencic, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Red & White (Merah Putih)

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This cliché-ridden war story from Indonesian director Yadi Sugandi suggests that the Dutch occupation of Indonesia in the post-war period played out like a tawdry TV movie made with the help of a dressing-up box and lots of fake blood and fireworks.

November 3, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The historical events may be little known but everything else from the swelling score to the cardboard characters feels all too familiar.

November 8, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In the end it resorts to slow-motion violence, confirming its mediocrity.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Not too bad, though a little plodding.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The subject is fascinating, but the approach is flawed.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

With the score swelling ludicrously every time the leads so much as scratch their heads, this would-be creation myth falls flat on its face.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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