During the 1960s, the quiet Siman encounters a foreign film crew filming a fake moon landing in a desolate part of Indonesia. His tongue is cut out and after this traumatising incident he loses himself in dreams of becoming an astronaut. His muteness and strange, slow-motion gait make him a target for scorn and exploitation. Simultaneously, in the village, a colourful soldier parodies Suharto.

The non-linear story plays out during a number of historic moments, told in different ways as time passes, including the moon landing, Suharto's coup and the subsequent communist persecutions. Director Yosep Anggi Noen's third feature film uses every imaginable cinematographic means to comment on the re-writing of history, fake news, technology's role and its influence on how people interact.

Original title
Hiruk-pikuk si al-kisah
Filmmaker
Yosep Anggi Noen
Country
Indonesia
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
106’
Language
Indonesian
Producer
Yulia Evina Bhara, Edwin Nazir, Yosep Anggi Noen, Arya Sweta
Production Company
KawanKawan Media, Angka Fortuna Sinema, Limaenam Films
Sales
Rediance
Writer
Yosep Anggi Noen
Cinematography
Teoh Gay Hian
Editor
Akhmad Fesdi Anggoro
Production Design
Deki Yudhanto
Sound Design
Yasuhiro Morinaga, Hadrianus Eko, Firman Satyanegara
Music
Yasuhiro Morinaga
Cast
Gunawan Maryanto, Ecky Lamoh, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Alex Suhendra, Lukman Sardi, Rusini, Asmara Abigail