Film list based on genre "War" - 34 entry


  • Kamp Tawanan Wanita (1983)

    (title translation: Women's Prison Camp) Near the end of the Japanese occupation, Amelia, is arrested and placed in a prison camp. She always tries to keep in touch with the Indonesian guerrillas led by Captain Slamet. As one of her tactics, she gets close to Lt. Nakamura. But they later fall in love, and Amelia is…

  • Mereka Kembali (1972)

     (10/10) (1)

    (title translation: They Returned) The film tells the story of the “Long March” of Siliwangi Division from Yogyakarta, returning to Bandung, after the failure of Renville Agreement, 18 December 1948. Commander Sudirman has ordered the Siliwangi Division to return. The long journey is filled with anguish and difficulties, whether fighting against the Dutch troops or against…

  • Pahlawan Goa Selarong (1972)

      Pahlawan Goa Selarong (The Patriot of Goa Selarong) Prince Diponegoro’s (Ratno Timoer) worries over the actions of vice-regent Danurejo (Kusno Sudjarwadi) that make the people suffer, such as increased taxes. Diponegoro finally leaves the “kraton” (the kingdom) and joins Sentot Alibasyah Prawirodirjo (Imam Sutrisno). The oppression becomes unbearable when Diponegoro’s land in Tegalrejo is claimed…

  • Perawan di Sektor Selatan (1971)

     (4/10) (1)

    (title translation: Virgin in the Southern Sector) Laura is outraged by how Indonesian guerilla forces treat her mother resulting in her death. So she switches side to the Dutch forces and becomes a spy who infiltrates into the troops led by Captain Wira in the Southern Sector. The sector is located in an isolated area where…

  • Bandung Lautan Api (1974)

    (title translation: Bandung’s Sea of Fire) Set on 24 March 1946 in Bandung, when the city was engulfed in explosions as if it was a sea of fire, the battle scenes between Indonesian and Dutch dominate the film. The main plot line is the conflict of Nani, a Red Cross nurse, who loves Priyatna, an ex…

  • Enam Djam di Djogdja (1951)

     (6.5/10) (3)

    (title translation: Six Hours in Yogyakarta) The Indonesian Republic Armed Forces conducted a guerrilla war after Jogjakarta was occupied by the Dutch army on December 1948. On 1st March 1949, "Serangan Oemoem" (The General Assault) took place and Jogja is attacked and occupied for six hours to show the world that, contrary to Dutch propaganda, the…

  • Sehelai Merah Putih (1960)

    (title translation: A Sheet of Indonesian Flag/A Sheet of Red and White) During the Dutch occupation, Suharjo works in a sugar factory where he meets Sumarni, the daughter of a Wedana (a district chief), who becomes his wife. Happiness does not last long as Suharjo is involved in a fight with a Dutch man and is…

  • Aksi Kalimantan (1961)

    (title translation: Kalimantan Action) Lieutenant Bitah and Bambang Irawan are Indonesian Navy soldiers on an operation in Kalimantan, but are captured by Dutch troops. Rd Ismail and Pitrajaya Burnama, both Kalimantan natives, successfully manage to rescue the two soldiers and transport them to an island close to Java. Bitah survives but Bambang Irawan dies.

  • Toha, Pahlawan Bandung Selatan (1961)

    (title translation: Toha, Hero of Southern Bandung) This is the heroic story of Mochamad Toha, who successfully blew up a Dutch ammunition depot in Bandung and ruined their defences. Set in Bandung at the time of transition, between the departing Japanese and the incoming Dutch (who are supported by the British), Indonesians had to fight for…

  • Daerah Tak Bertuan (1963)

    (title translation: No Man's Land) Kaelani manages to escape from British custody and returns to his village. Item’s attempt to kill Kaelani is sabotaged by his own underling, Ganda. Despite this, Kaelani still finds it difficult to trust Ganda, since Ganda is also a fugitive from Kalisosok prison. Ganda proves his integrity when he is recaptured…