Film list based on year "1958" - 19 entry


  • Arriany (1958)

    Effendi, a songwriter, is not having any luck as the recording company keeps rejects the songs he writes. One day, Effendi suggests to his wife, Arriany, that he will do all the house chores if she can write the songs instead. Soon, her songs are accepted, but they are actually Effendi’s compositions that she took as…

  • Asrama Dara (1958)

     (6/10) (3)

    (title translation: Girls Dormitory) In a dormitory, the residents are all embroiled in personal issues. The university student, Tari, is in love with a man old enough to be her father. Medical student, Rahimah, is being forced to marry in her hometown while stewardess, Maria, is involved in a four-way romance. Two teenagers also join the…

  • Bunga dan Samurai (1958)

    (title translation: Flowers and Samurai) Set during the Japanese occupation, Eulis, is loved by the doctor and the stepbrothers, Wijaya and Harun. Eulis’s parents are part of the underground resistance movement against the Japanese occupation and they have to continue the battle when the Dutch troops try to re-occupy Indonesia after independence. The winner of Eulis’s…

  • Djendral Kantjil (1958)

     (7/10) (1)

    (title translation: General Mousedeer) Arman’s father denies his request for a toy gun, but his mother allows it. With that toy gun, Arman forms a squad called “Berani Mati” or “Ready to Die” with his friends, Hamdan and others. The security in the neighborhood is threatened by the mischief of Bang Hamid, and Arman and his…

  • Djuara Sepatu Roda (1958)

    (title translation: Rollerskates Champion) Tuty dislikes her classmate, Aty, who is elected as the head of the art group. This is made worse when Tony, the boy that Tuty likes, is attracted to Aty. So Tuty starts a rumour that Aty is seeing Budi, to stir up misunderstanding. When Aty and Tuty are selected to represent…

  • Gending Sriwidjaja (1958)

    (title translation: Sriwijaya Melodies) Set in a time of guerrilla revolution and told in flashback, two friends, Rustam and Guscik, are members of ABRI (the Indonesian Armed Forces), who are on battle duty even after Indonesia gains full independence in 1949. They successfully defeat a subversive group lead by Aman, on Burung Island.

  • Kunanti di Djogja (1958)

    (title translation: I'll be Waiting in Yogya) Taken from a ‘ludruk’ story that has a lot of comedy, Bowo and Rukun are famous comedians belonging to the Ludruk Marhaen group. In performances, they are professionals who cross-dress, actors who play as women, and who transform into beautiful ladies.

  • Lajang-Lajangku Putus (1958)

    (title translation: My Kite Broke) Amat’s kite flies away after the string breaks, a metaphor used to highlight the importance of Indonesia’s unity, which consists of many islands with different races and tribes. The journey to Mentawai, then to Jakarta, Central Java, Bali and other places, tries to show the whole Indonesia as one country. Amat…

  • Ni Gowok (1958)

    As a parable, the film tells about greed and the misfortune it brings. Ni Gowok lazes around, resigned to being powerless as a woman. God is angry and turns her into a man. Ni Gowok then sees a rich merchant and now wants to be like that. Her desires are unrelenting.

  • Pak Prawiro (1958)

    (title translation: Mr. Prawiro) Raden Prawiro (Mr Prawiro), a retired “wedana” (district chief) assistant, lives in Kebumen village, his hometown. His eldest daughter, Indrani, marries Sumantri, a staff in “Bank Tabungan Pos” (Postal Savings Bank). In a meeting, Mr Prawiro suggests that the importance for saving money needs to be stressed. Later on, Mr Prawiro’s suggestion…