Film list based on year "1981" - 71 entry


  • Membakar Matahari (1981)

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    (title translation: Scorching Sun) There is a robbery in a village far from the city, and the robbers not only steal, they also kill. Yanti is raped and is taken to Jakarta. Both her parents and her younger sibling are murdered by the robbers. Rachman, who really loves Yanti, finds her in a night club. Although…

  • Bercanda Dalam Duka (1981)

    (title translation: Jovial in Sadness) A Central Java village is exposed to toxic gas. Winarti, foster daughter of village head, Dikun, is pregnant. Winarti is loathed by her foster mother and stepsister, Yana, and is isolated even more, when Yana’s husband, Puguh, who has a second wife, Rani, is against her. Winarti’s best friend, Bisu, becomes…

  • Putri Seorang Jendral (1981)

    (title translation: A General's Daughter) Ineke and Jamal, have already discussed their marriage plan, but disaster strikes. Ineke is hit by a horse, and faces the possibility of paralysis. Jamal, who has already applied for a job in the oil industry, has to leave her in the hospital and goes to Natuna island. Jamal never fails…

  • Bunga Cinta Kasih (1981)

    (title translation: Flower of Love) Gita, daughter of a nobleman and Trisna, a widow’s son, are elected as chairman and vice chairman of the class. Gita secretly falls in love with Trisna, who manages to tackle the naughtiest kid in the class, and helps Idrus, an autistic friend, who has to work as a rickshawman to…

  • Sang Guru (1981)

    (title translation: The Teacher) Topaz is a poor but honest teacher but the price of honesty keeps being bargained. First, Mursalin, the principal, considers that education can be bought. So Topaz is fired because a student’s parent complains about the child’s bad report card and Mursalin wants to have the numbers upgraded. Topaz falls into another…

  • Betapa Damai Hati Kami (1981)

    (title translation: How Our Hearts are Joyful) Tiara’s parents and her siblings are depicted as religious people. Tiara is studying in Yogya but just when she’s ready for the next grade, her family is killed in a fire. Yonardi, the son of the uncle where Tiara is staying, is not a stable character, loves Tiara. As…

  • Bunga-bunga Perkawinan (1981)

    (title translation: Flowers of Marriage) Lasmi, a college student, is the stepchild of Subroto, a businessman. Subroto is indebted to his business partner, Maulana, who has an only child, Indra. Indra holds the financial role for his father’s company. Lasmi knows Indra’s secret. He has impregnated Harni but refuses to take responsibility because he doesn’t love…

  • Acuh-acuh Sayang (1981)

    (title translation: Indifferent Affection) Shorty Otong Lenon has a tall, beautiful but fussy wife, Iyem. Iyem is too strong willed and the couple has many fights. Then Otong finds a shaman to make her comply by putting a spell on her. His wife apparently does the same thing. Then there is a war between the shamans.…

  • Apa Ini Apa Itu (1981)

    (title translation: What is This, What is That?) Jojon and his girlfriend, Diah, work as assistant professors at the School of Future Movie Stars. The rector is Mrs. Marni and the students are Cahyono, Uuk, Djoni, Eddy Gombloh, Alicia Djohar and Deasy Surachman. The students always make fun of Jojon but he never gets angry. Once…

  • Hidup Tanpa Kehormatan (1981)

    (title translation: Life Without Honour) Roy is handsome, having a relaxed life without having a job. Then he becomes a director of a company, PT Roy Jaya, financed by Nancy, a celebrated fashion model whom he loves. Then Roy is attracted to another woman. Nancy, who is now pregnant out of wedlock, is dumped. Roy, who…