Film list based on year "1981" - 71 entry


  • Sekuntum Mawar Putih (1981)

    (title translation: A Bud of White Rose) Pringgo, a wealthy businessman, catches his fiancée making out with another man. In a frustrated state, Pringgo has a car accident. According to the doctors who treat him, Pringgo has to undergo surgery to cure his paralysis. But he doesn’t have the courage and loses the hope to live.…

  • Bukan Istri Pilihan (1981)

    (title translation: Not the Chosen Wife) Ratih is an innocent and honest village woman. She is married to Hartomo, who considers her not a woman of his choice, as he married her at the request of his mother. Hartomo leaves for Jakarta to look for a new life while distancing himself from Ratih. Ratih and her…

  • Detik-detik Cinta Menyentuh (1981)

     (3/10) (1)

    (title translation: The Seconds When Love Touches) While in high school, Senja dates Halilintar which culminates in their wedding. Senja gives birth to a boy who happens to have a crippled leg. But his grandfather rejects a disabled grandson. Senja must bear it all, leaving her husband and her in-laws to raise the baby herself. The…

  • Si Pitung Beraksi Kembali (1981)

     (7.5/10) (2)

    (title translation: Pitung Returns) There is a purpose to relive Pitung, but it was not clearly implied. In the beginning, he was seen meditating. Then came his teacher who suggested that he return to his village to defend the oppressed people, by cooperating with Haji Naipin and the families Lie and Goan. Thus the Dutch becomes…

  • Lembah Duka (1981)

     (5/10) (1)

    (title translation: Valley of Sorrow) Susanti and Marsudi are a married couple who have a tight economic condition. They have to pay for their son, Waluyo’s dialysis periodically. Susanti receives help from her best friend, Ellen, a salon owner cum pimp, who is also a prostitute because she is a nymphomaniac. Then Marsudi is imprisoned on…

  • Remang-remang Jakarta (1981)

    (title translation: Dimly Lit Jakarta) Yurike Mandagi, a Sinar Harapan newspaper journalist, is assigned to write about prostitution in Jakarta. Because of her difficult task, she always gets the attention of her friend, Zulkifli, who reports to the Managing Editor. Yurike’s husband does not fully support her job. On her assignment, Yurike has been stalked and…

  • Nila di Gaun Putih (1981)

     (2/10) (1)

    (title translation: Stain on a White Gown) Mrs. Ismail is depressed and blind. Her oldest child dies and the romance of her daughter, Dewi, is opposed by the parents of her boyfriend, Lukman. This happens because Hendry, a Lukman family employee, wants Lukman to marry Rina. Dewi is determined to pay for the education of her…

  • Tangan-tangan Mungil (1981)

    (title translation: Little Hands) Six-year-old Lala has a masculine nature, as her father, Anton Wijaya, who wanted a boy. Mrs. Anton is extremely worried about her youngest child’s attitude and requests the help of child psychologist, Kak Seto. Lala’s unruly behavior often complicates everything. She even manages to put the relationship between Kak Seto and his…

  • Mawar Jingga (1981)

    (title translation: Orange Rose) Sudarko, a tenacious and stubborn widower, finally manages to become a successful businessman although he suffers from liver disease. His son, Nagara, also has this difficult nature. He refuses to become a businessman and opts to become an artist. Without his father’s support, he is able to study in Paris. On the…

  • Perawan-perawan (1981)

    (title translation: Virgins) Set in a girl’s dormitory occupied by high school students in Bandung, we meet several troubled teenagers. Anggi holds a grudge towards her stepfather who has taken her virginity and causes her mother to be mentally disturbed. Then there is Dhani, a lesbian since childhood as her father had wanted a boy. Ratih…