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'Negeri van Oranje' movie a hit at special screening in The Netherlands

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, July 18, 2017 | 10:04 am
'Negeri van Oranje' movie a hit at special screening in The Netherlands

'Negeri van Oranje' tells the story of five Indonesians who form a friendship during their studies in The Netherlands. (Falcon Pictures via IMDb/File)

A special screening of Indonesian-made movie Negeri van Oranje, which was partly filmed in the Netherlands and originally released in Indonesia in 2015, sold out in the Dutch capital The Hague on Wednesday last week.

"The public warmly welcomed the premiere screening of the film ‘Negeri van Oranje’ in The Hague, Netherlands, where tickets at 5 euros [US$5.72] were sold out less than 24 hours after it was announced on the website and social media of the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague," the embassy's minister counsellor Ourina Ritonga said on Saturday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

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The embassy had announced on July 4 a screening of the movie scheduled for July 12 at Het Nuthuis, as part of the Asia Carrousel Event in collaboration with the Dutch Foreign Ministry.

Mira Woldberg, ‎head of the South and Southeast Asia division at the Dutch Foreign Ministry, said the film reflected the close people-to-people contact between both countries, as reported by Antara.

Directed by Endri Pelita, the film revolves around five Indonesian graduate students in the Netherlands who build a certain camaraderie during their two-years of studies. (liz/asw)