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Indonesian Film Screenings

Something in the Way (Indonesian with English subtitles)

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Something in the Way

Something in the Way (Dir. Teddy Soeriaatmadja)

Q&A with Teddy Soeriaatmadja (Director)

Date: 17 October 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 17 October 2013Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film

Series: London Indonesian Film Screenings 2013

Film screening followed by Q & A with director Teddy Soeriaatmadja.

Indonesian film with English subtitles 
(Indonesia, 2013, 89 minutes)

Synopsis

Ahmad is a taxi driver in Jakarta. He is addicted to the sex on offer in magazines and videos, the sex he would buy if he could afford it, but which he can only experience alone in front of his television or when secretly masturbating in his taxi. His lonely nights are punctuated by the conversations he overhears between other taxi drivers in which they make snide remarks about prostitutes and talk disparagingly about their wives. Contrasting with his nocturnal solitude are his daily visits to the mosque, where he learns about the importance of purity, morals and the Koran. A flicker of hope appears in Ahmad’s life when he falls in love with his neighbour, a prostitute named Kinar, and begins to act as her driver. But her pimp blocks their relationship. The clash in modern Jakarta between sex as a product and the moral pressures exerted by his religion only confuse Ahmad who wants nothing more than to save Kinar and himself from this sinful life. Shots of the city by night, gloomy interiors awash with red and green, diffuse streetlights and fragments of faces caught in the taxi’s rear-view mirror attend him on his increasingly disturbed sorties across the city.

Admission

Free and open to the public, no booking required.

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

Contact email: centres@soas.ac.uk

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