Tarling is Darling

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Ismail Fahmi Lubis - Indonesia - 114 MINS


The traditional ‘tarling dangdut’ music of Indramayu, an area on the Java island in Indonesia is famous among all ages because of its erotical dances and skimpily-clad singers. For a long time, this was a disgrace for muslim leaders who wanted to get it forbidden.
Jaham, tarling dangdut songwriter, and Ipung, music producer, recruit and launch new talents who dream of being famous. Surrounded by young women, nonetheles, drives jaham’s wife to jealousy and illness.
But the real challenge for Jaham comes from clerics who wants him to write Islamic tangling dangdut songs. With the help of an erotic singer, Jaham writes down his religious pieces.