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A Letter For an Angel
(Surat Untuk Bidadari)

by Garin NUGROHO

Lewa is a nine-years-old boy whose mother died in a bus accident when he was a child. Lewa fervently believes in the existence of an angel who takes care of the eath as told by his school teacher. He frequently writes letters to the angel about his problems. Lewa has to come to terms with the death of his father, the suicide of his best friend Malaria Tua and the consequences of his curiosity which resulted in a terrible war between two villages. He is confronted by a local gangster called Kuda Liar who is also a great Elvis Presley fan. Kuda Liar killed the borther in-law of Malaria Tua in order to possess his wife, Berlian Merah. Lewa, who tries to question the truth, is chargent with murder. In the end, Berlian Merah, a toy angel and a poster of a confused Mikail Gorbatchev share his isolation and loneliness.

  • Titre français
    Surat Untuk Bidadari
  • Original title
    Surat Untuk Bidadari
  • Titre international
    A Letter For an Angel
  • Scénario
    Garin Nugroho, Armantono
  • Photo
    Winaldha E. Melalatoa
  • Montage
    Arturo G. Pradjawisastra
  • Son
    Hartanto, Icang Zaini
  • Musique
    Tony Prabowo
  • Interprétation
    Windy, Nurul Arifin, Adi Kurdi, Viva Westi, Fuad Idris, Hotalili, Ibrahim Ibnu, Jajang Pamoncak
  • Production
    Jakarta Institute of Arts, Faculty of Film and Television
  • Ventes internationales
    P.T. Global Sarana Film
  • Sous-titrage

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