Film list based on year "1979" - 54 entry


  • Dr Siti Pertiwi Kembali ke Desa (1979)

    (title translation: Doctor Siti Pertiwi Returns to the Village) After her graduation as a doctor, Siti Pertiwi is sent to the Menggala area in Lampung. She has to deal with many problems, such as the corrupt paramedics who assist her and the villagers’ fear of the shaman – Atuk Raja – and his men. These problems…

  • Gita Cinta dari SMA (1979)

     (7/10) (3)

    (title translation: Love Song from High School) Galih and Ratna are exemplary students, but have difficulties in love. Ratna’s father has promised her hand in marriage to an engineer. He then tries to break off her love and relationship with Galih in many ways. But their strong love for each other encourages them to keep on…

  • Guruku Cantik Sekali (1979)

    (title translation: My Teacher is Very Pretty) A group of high school students is on a botanical study tour in a protected forest, guided by their beautiful teacher. During their trip, the group meets a group of young men, who causes stress for the teacher. She is presented as an old spinster who hates men because…

  • Harmonikaku (1979)

     (10/10) (1)

    (title translation: My Harmonica) One of the best Indonesian children’s films, distinguished by not being a fairytale as other films popular at the time, My Harmonica combines humour, mischief and naivety. Sani is an orphan who is raised by his grandmother in the village. His parents died when he was little. His teachers think that he…

  • Ira Maya si Anak Tiri (1979)

    (title translation: Ira Maya the Stepdaughter) Ira is the daughter of Pendi, a widowed pilot. She is lonely because her father travels often. This situation changes when Pendi meets the wife of his friend, a widow named Melani. After a while, Pendi and Melani get married. But the children of Melani do not like Ira. Finally,…

  • Ira Maya dan Kakek Ateng (1979)

     (2/10) (1)

    (title translation: Ira Maya and Grandfather Ateng) Ira Maya lives with her grandfather, Ateng, in a village. Their relationship is so close that they are inseparable. One day, Ira falls from her bike and is hurt. When she doesn’t recover, they find out that Ira has cancer. Her leg has to be amputated, and Ateng suffers…

  • Janur Kuning (1979)

     (4/10) (1)

    (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…

  • Juwita (1979)

    (title translation: Beautiful) Styled after Indian cinema, uncommon to movie releases of the day, we meet Faisal who comes from Karachi to Jakarta because of an inheritance from his uncle. On the journey, his ship sinks and he is rescued by a girl whom he later marries. But Faisal is already married and he has wife…

  • Kabut Sutra Ungu (1979)

     (8/10) (4)

    (title translation: The Mist of Purple Silk) Miranti’s husband was a pilot and her life as a widow brings a lot of problems. Director Sjuman portrays the hardship and endurance of a widow’s life. Some of the common problems are the tricks in dealing with old friends, young men and new acquaintances. Miranti tries hard to…

  • Kecupan Pertama (1979)

    (title translation: First Kiss) Roy and Yeni are classmates, who finally start a relationship after keeping their feelings secret for a long time. Later, they marry. But when he has a pretty secretary, he starts an affair while his wife remains loyal at home. There is a refreshing intermezzo with the presence of actors such as…