Film list based on genre "War" - 33 entry


  • Anak-anak Revolusi (1964)

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    (title translation: Children of Revolution) During the revolution, Japan is defeated but has yet to surrender so a 14-year-old boy insists on joining the army, to avenge his father, who is incarcerated in Nusa Kambangan for murder. His actions are brave yet extreme in every way. Recognising this, the commander promotes the boy to section head,…

  • Diambang Fadjar (1964)

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    (title translation: Almost Sunrise) Rita Zahara, a rich girl, loves Bambang Irawan, a ferry captain, even though he is already in a relationship with Tuty S. Rita then manipulates Jeffry Sani, who, in turn, manipulates Ratno Timoer, to sabotage Bambang’s business. But Ratno suddenly changes his mind as he becomes sympathetic towards Lilis Surjani, Bambang’s sister.…

  • Ekspedisi Terakhir (1964)

    (title translation: The Last Expedition)

  • Teror di Sulawesi Selatan (1964)

    (title translation: Terror in South Sulawesi) The story of 40,000 people massacred by Dutch Captain Raymond Westerling, in South Sulawesi in 1947, is presented as close as possible to reality. Yet the story doesn’t fit too well in the film.

  • Madju Tak Gentar (1965)

    (title translation: Forward Undaunted) Amir’s platoon is ordered to capture a wagon containing Dutch troops. The successful operation is run by one of Amir’s men, Wati, with the help of a courier from headquarters who joins Amir’s troops. There are a few casualties, plus evidence of betrayal by Tatang, one of Amir’s men. Tatang leaks out…

  • November 1828 (1978)

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    In the middle of Diponegoro’s regional Javanese-resistance war against the Dutch, Captain De Borst, a mixed-blood who yearns to be a pure Dutch man, wants to prove himself as a great soldier. He will be promoted if he can capture Sentot Prawirodirdjo, the man behind the Diponegoro war. The story is set in Sambiroto village, November…

  • Singa Lodaya (1978)

    (title translation: Lodaya Lion) Kasim belongs to a Mobile Brigade troop during the independence war against the Dutch and also the battle against the PKI Muso rebellion in Madiun in 1948. But Kasim is vengeful towards Mujo, a fellow troop member who is also known as Singa Lodaya (Lodaya Lion). Mujo is a “warok” (a term…

  • Janur Kuning (1979)

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    (title translation: Yellow Coconut Leaf) Based on a famous war story in Yogyakarta later known as "Serangan Umum 1 Maret (The Attack of March 1st)", it involves well-known personalities such as Soeharto and Sudirman. This epic film features an assault on the airport of Maguwo by the Dutch, and the seizing of Yogya, led by Lieutenant…

  • Pasukan Berani Mati (1982)

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    (title translation: Daredevil Troop) During the independence revolution, there are brave men, desperate thieves, determined soldiers, traitors and selfish traders. Captain Bondan leads his battalion and together with the people, they fight the Dutch. But the Dutch discovers the battalion’s headquarter, and during an assault, Captain Bondan dies. The remaining six of his men and a…

  • Tapak-tapak Kaki Wolter Monginsidi (1982)

    (title translation: The Footprints of Wolter Monginsidi) This is the story of one of the heroes of independence from South Sulawesi - Wolter Monginsidi. Monginsidi is portrayed as a flamboyant young man, brave and daring yet emotional at times. He and his troops always ambush the Dutch until they are finally caught. His father is persuaded…