This film is set in the 1960s and is based on the life story of Soe Hok Gie, a critical activisit and writer in those times. From his youth, Gie avidly believed in freedom and in fighting for his beliefs. He also found an affinity for nature. In the midst of political wrangling amongst student groups in his college, Gie becomes embroiled in the growing political crisis and begins his career of writing. But when a new regime arises whose ideas are in conflict with his, Gie sticks by his principles at the risk of losing everything, even his life.

  • Director: Riri Riza
  • Genre: Drama / Biography
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0895
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Producer: Mira Lesmana
  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Indonesia

Cast List:

  • Nicholas Saputra, Jonathan Mulia, Christian Audi, Sita Nursanti, Lukman Sardi, Indra Birowo, Wulan Guritno, Thomas Nawilis, Tutie Kirana, Robby Tumewu, Surya Saputra


  • Writer - Riri Riza
  • Executive Producer - Harjanto Halim, Jojo Policar and Leo Sutanto
  • Line Producer - B. Toto Prasetyanto
  • Music - Thoersi Argeswara
  • Cinematography - Yudi Datau
  • Editor - Sastha Sunu
  • Casting - Noer Achmad Saptadi
  • Art Director - Iri Supit
  • Make up - Iri Supit
  • Assistant Director - Edwin, Muhammad Ichsan and Titien Wattimena
  • Sound - Satrio Budiono, Handi Ilfat and Boom Suvagondha


  • Politics - protesters, revolution, freedom, independence, nepotism, democracy, communism
  • Personalities - Soe Hok Gie, President Soekarno
  • Countries - Indonesia
  • Relationships - mother/son, family, friends, teacher/student
  • Nature - forest, waterfall, mountain, plants, beach
  • Activities - trekking
  • People - intellectuals, soldiers, political activists

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