Eliana, Eliana

Having run away five years earlier from an arranged marriage, Eliana has been staying in Jakarta with her best friend Heni. Unbeknownst to her, her tough mother, Bunda, arrives in Jakarta to bring Eliana back home. They meet in Heni’s place and spend a night in a taxi going around looking for Heni who has gone missing. Eventually, the tension between them provokes a confrontation between mother and daughter to face the issues that jeopardize their tumultuous relationship. When Eliana finally finds Heni, she learns the truth of her best friend, their friendship, and her mother’s love.

  • Director: Riri Riza
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0894
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Producer: Riri Riza, Mira Lesmana
  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English
  • Production Country: Indonesia

Cast List:

  • Rachel Maryam Sayidina, Jajang C. Noer, Henidar Amru, Marcella Zalianty, Arswendi Nasution


  • Writer - Riri Riza and Prima Rusdi
  • Supervising Producer - B. Toto Prasetyanto
  • Music - Thoersi Argeswara
  • Cinematography - Yadi Sugandhy
  • Editor - Sastha Sunu
  • Art Director - Adrianto Sinaga
  • Sound - Sound Department Satrio Budiono, Suhadi and Adityawan Susanto


  • Relationships - mother/daughter, friends, landlord/lessee
  • Places - department store, convenience store, restaurant, hotel, billard bar
  • Transportation - taxi, buses, train
  • Occupations - street vendors, taxi driver, exotic performer
  • Telecommunications - public telephones, mobile phones
  • Emotions - frustration, anger, betrayal
  • Themes - secrets, parental love, memories, personal identity
  • Cities - Jakarta

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