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Title Bitter coffee / directed and written by Teguh Karya.

Published [Melbourne, Vic.] : Between Three Worlds Video, Monash University, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store DVD  791.4372 BITT MJ28    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Producer, Bambang Widitomo; music by Eros Djarot.
Performers Rina Hassim, Ray Sahetapy, Dewi Yull, Alex Komang.
Summary In one of his finest works, Teguh Karya takes an inside look at the lives of working-class ethnic Bataks in Indonesia through the film's main character, Togar. The film opens with Togar being arrested after his wife has drowned, with the remainder of the film being told in flashbacks. The story unfolds with Togar having gone to Jakarta to pursue his ambition of being a journalist and meeting an older divorced woman at a local foodstall. He is subsequently forced to marry her when it turns out she is pregnant, only to find out later the child might not be his. He forgives his wife however and takes her, together with her children, back to to meet his mother in his village in Jogjakarta, the setting of the unfortunate drowning accident. The film provides an interesting window into the lives of many Indonesians like Togar, as well as the city of Jakarta and its influence on those that live there.
Original Version Originally released as a motion picture Jakarta : Sanggar Film, 1984.
System notes DVD.
Language notes Indonesian dialogue with English subtitles.
Other author Karya, Teguh, 1937-
Hassim, Rina.
Sahetapy, Ray.
Widitomo, Bambang.
Sanggar Film.
Between Three Worlds Video.
Monash Asia Institute.
Subject Feature films.
Variant Title Secangkir Kopi Pahit.