Bumi Manusia

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Hanung Bramantyo | Indonesia | 181 MINS

Filmmaker Attending
Feature | Drama, History

The love story of Minke and Annelies in the early 20th century during colonial turbulance. Minke, is a purebred Javanese boy while Annelies is a mixed-blood Dutch girl and daughter of Nyai Ontosoroh. Minke's father, the appointed regent, is opposed to their relationship but Nyai Ontosoroh feels differently. Minke admires this woman and her struggles against the arrogance of colonial hegemony as a reflection of modernization, which at the time is just beginning to rise in Indonesia.