Film list based on year "1959" - 16 entry


  • Holokuba (1959)

    “Holokuba” (a shortened term from the phrase, Holopis kuntul baris, meaning “to work together”) was once a popular slogan. Set in a remote island during the revolution, the villagers are terrorised by the local leader. When a young man arrives from the city for a mission, he tackles the terrorizing leader.

  • Bertamasja (1959)

    (title translation: Sightseeing) A family with three daughters goes to Bumi Siliwangi for a vacation. They meet three college students there. Ida Nursanti is attracted to Sukarno but he prefers Roosilawaty, Ida’s older sister. Suzanna, the youngest sister, resolves the conflict, with her boyfriend, Alwi. Ida finally chooses Kamsul, the young man who is meant to…

  • Detik-detik Revolusi (1959)

    (title translation: Seconds of Revolution) After the revolution, Rosadi holds on to his principle that the most important thing is to fulfil his responsibility to the country, while his comrade, Amran, prefers to get rich. Rosadi marries Hastuti, while Amran marries Hartati. One day, Rosadi comes home in triumph, despite being wounded; he has successfully defeated…

  • Gembira Ria (1959)

    (title translation: Happy) His parents don’t appreciate his musical ability and want Us Us to study business or medicine. But Us Us loves music above all subjects so his teacher advises that he is placed in a boarding school. But in the dormitory, his friends influence and encourage him to play music. He ends up leading…

  • Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang (Hilang Gelap Datang Terang) (1959)

    (title translation: After Darkness Comes Light) After returning from abroad, Amir is offered by his friends, Dahlan and Mariani, to start a school in a small village. To raise funds, they meet Johan, a millionaire. Johan has two daughters, Rohana and Itayati. Rohana, is attracted to Amir and this makes Mariani jealous. After Amir and Rohana…

  • Iseng (1959)

    (title translation: For Fun) Murdi, a bank director, invites his friend, Rudy, a painter, to go to Bandung. Unexpectedly, there is an emergency that forces Murdi to go back to Jakarta. On his way back, Murdi meets an artlover, Tuti. Tuti is intrigued, thinking that Murdi is Rudy. This misunderstanding occurs as Murdi is carrying a…

  • Momon (1959)

    A vegetable seller spoils his foster son, Momon, who grows up to be an immature man. He is in love with Ida but her father wants her to marry a company director to help pay off his debts. Momon’s grandfather comes to the rescue by giving Momon his inheritance. As a comedy, the jokes of Suhaimi…

  • Sekedjap Mata (1959)

    (title translation: In the Blink of an Eye) Chandra is an idealistic painter who wants to draw what he sees. For example, he refuses to draw an old man as a young handsome man. Although he loses a fortune because of this, he is content. On the contrary, he is able to paint a beautiful woman…

  • Serba Salah (1959)

    (title translation: Awry) Lisa is Irwan’s ex-girlfriend and when she comes to visit him, Maria, his wife, gets jealous. To soften her jealousy, Amrin, a friend of Irwan, claims that Lisa is his girlfriend. To complicate matters, Maria’s father reveals that Lisa is the mistress of his boss, Burhan. The situation becomes explosive when Maria’s mother…

  • Titian Serambut Dibelah Tudjuh (1959)

    (title translation: A Very Narrow Path Split Into Seven) Ibrahim, a young teacher, is trying to oppose the old way of thinking and reform the old education system. He faces opposition not only from the senior teachers, but also from the teacher’s wife. His lonely wife accuses him of flirting with Halimah, a young girl. At…