Film list based on year "1953" - 51 entry


  • Lenggang Djakarta (1953)

    (title translation: Jakarta Sway) Jakarta experiences a rapid growth after Indonesia gains full sovereignty in 1950. The Republic’s capital becomes the city of hope and dreams for people living in rural areas. One of them is Mulyono. He leaves his wife and kids in the village. But Jakarta turns out to be a horrible city and…

  • Meratjun Sukma (1953)

    (title translation: Poisoning the Soul) Tengku Hamid has a wife, Fatimah and daughter, Kartini, but he flirts with Suratni, a widow with an eight-month-old baby. Unfortunately, Suratni takes him seriously. She claims to be still a virgin so that she can get Tengku Hamid’s wealth. The baby, Tarmini, is handed over to Karto, a farmer in…

  • Nelajan (1953)

    (title translation: Fisherman) Kusen is a rich man who often extorts people. He robs from the poor and people are afraid of him and his bodyguards. Hamdani, is a young man whose vision is to improve the livelihood of his fellow fishermen, and is supported by his girlfriend, Neneng, Hamdani manages to alleviate the fishermen’s poverty.…

  • Pangeran Hamid (1953)

    Title translation: Prince Hamid Rebellion is made to the brother, the King, who is then arrested, while Hamid, the crown prince flees. He becomes a servant in the house of a widow who has five daughters. One of them, Marni, fall in love with him. When the soldiers checked, Hamid is saved Marni. The homeowner is…

  • Putri Solo (1953)

    (title translation: Solo Princess) To earn a better livelihood, Sulastri’s parents entrust her to her uncle. But she is treated like a servant by her aunt Subimo and cousin, Haryati. To distract herself from her misery, she gets along with the driver, the cook, and the maid. Hirlan is supposed to be engaged to Haryati, but…

  • Rentjong dan Surat (1953)

    (title translation: Machete and Letter) This film shows the Acehnese people‘s struggle against the Dutch through a fictional approach. Meutia is one of the fighters. But within their ranks, there are also traitors such as Commander Husin. Husin is in love with Kemala, but she chooses Djohan over him. To get rid of his competition, Husin…

  • Rosita (1953)

    Ousted by Benalu, the king and his commander make an escape to live in the forest. Before his death, the king leaves his daughter, Patria, to the commander. She grows up together with Krisano, the commander’s son. As an adult, she changes her name to Rosita and the princess leads the people’s uprising, aided by Krisano.…

  • Srigala Topeng Hitam (1953)

    (title translation: Black-Masked Wolf) The Bongo chieftain exiles his pregnant wife. On another island, the wife is adopted by a sacred god, and a daughter is born named Hyawathi. When she grows up, Hyawathi helps Kala, a young man from the Bongo tribe. Both fall in love. Shortly thereafter, the people of Sangga tribe, the enemy…

  • Timuriana (1953)

    The tribes of Natuna and Tenggara live in the Pacific islands. Dipa, a young man from Tenggara, pays a visit to the island of Natuna attempting to offer peace. This noble effort is opposed by Lingga, a Natuna man. When Riana, a Natuna girl, and Dipa begin a relationship, Lingga challenges Dipa to a duel, but…

  • Topeng Besi (1953)

    (title translation: Iron Mask) The evil minister switches King Lalihat’s baby then orders the handmaid, Lalila, to dispose of the child in the Lake of Death. Instead, Lalila entrusts Kuntul with the baby. The baby is named Bandargita. Twenty years later, the king and queen have died, and the kingdom is ruled by Kabalaihan, the son…