(title translation: The Courtesan)
Set in the Peranakan culture in Indonesia (a cultural fusion caused by inter-marriage between native Indonesians and migrant Chinese), Giok Lan, an elderly Chinese Indonesian woman adopted by a Dutch family during the colonial period, returns to Indonesia to find out the truth about her family background. In a flashback, we learn that Giok Lan’s mother was a 'ca bau kan', a native Indonesian woman, Tinung, who was married to Tan Peng Liang. Most of the film is focused on Tan Peng Liang, a Chinese who lives in Semarang, who later gains control over trades in Jakarta and is later involved in the struggle for Indonesian’s independence.
This film was adapted from a novel of the same title.