Film list based on year "1957" - 21 entry


  • Tiga Buronan (1957)

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    (title translation: Three Fugitives) Set during the period after the war of independence when many rogue gangs try to control different areas, Maman returns to the village, at the same time as Mat Codet’s escape from prison. Pak Haji, the father of Ginah, Maman’s girl friend, is the first target of Mat Codet’s gang. But Maman…

  • Air Mata Ibu (1957)

    (title translation: Tears of a Mother) By selling illegal products, a family becomes rich quickly. Their first son, Akhmad, marries a wife who likes to nag, second son, Idris, marries a feisty woman, and youngest daughter, Atikah, marries a poor young man. But the third son, Sumadi, is an honest person and when the police suspect…

  • Anakku Sajang (1957)

    (title translation: My Dear Child) Hendra steals to pay for the high medical bills of his sick child, Onnie. Though well intended, his wife, Lastri, disagrees with his crime and refuses to use the money. Hendra is forced to leave his family to avoid the police. Somehow, he is mistaken for Anom Husin, the son of…

  • Apa jang Kunanti? (1957)

    (title translation: What am I Waiting For?) From Jakarta, Herianto goes to Bangka Island. There he becomes acquainted with Amir Hamzah, who has a daughter named Fatimah. Herianto marries Fatimah and lives with her. Then one day, he returns to Jakarta, and there meets Kuntari, whom he falls in love with. Amir Hamzah then dies and…

  • Bintang Peladjar (1957)

    (title translation: Star Student) Ida Rosita is known to be a smart student whose test scores are always high. But this changes after her mother, Ermina, passes away. Her father, Kusuma, becomes temperamental and angry when Ida tries to look after him. Her distress causes her school grades to drop. After learning the reason, her teacher…

  • Biola (1957)

    (title translation: Violin) A student (Arfandi) is very depressed, for being known as a bastard child or “anak haram”, the original title of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s story, on which the film is based on. Only one of the teachers (Frans Harahap) is understanding and willing to help.

  • Delapan Pendjuru Angin (1957)

    (title translation: Eight Wind Direction) Armansyah Perkasa Alam, a rising movie and radio star, receives a lot of fan letters that he uses to indulge his playboy behaviour. His friend, Trisno, keeps cautioning him to no avail. Armansyah begins to juggle too many appointments with too many girls. Finally, all eight girls that he is trying…

  • Dewi (1957)

    (title translation: Goddess) Kemal marries Melati, a mute girl, after a brief romance. Kemal finds out that Melati is mute only after the marriage. But Kemal is understanding and even tries to cure her. When Kemal’s money goes missing, Kemala, his sister, accuses Melati as the thief. Kemal believes her but in the end, it is…

  • Hari Libur (1957)

    (title translation: Holiday) Johan, a university student on holiday, works as a personal car driver for a plantation entrepreneur with two daughters, Ros and Nora. Ros likes Johan immediately but Nora is disdainful of him. Her attitude changes when she finds out that he is a university student.

  • Karlina Marlina (1957)

    Marlina, wife of Agus Kesuma, does not know that she has a twin sister, Karlina, who is in Parno’s robber gang, that is wanted by the police. Karlina, being ill, runs away from the gang and goes to her twin sister for help. In Marlina’s house, Karlina dies. Marlina is then mistaken for Karlina and is…