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‘Si Doel’ film adaptation to kick off production next year

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Jakarta  /  Fri, December 29, 2017  /  05:02 pm
‘Si Doel’ film adaptation to kick off production next year

Members of the Sabeni family from 'Si Doel Anak Sekolahan' : (upper left to right) Mandra as Mandra, Suti Karno as Atun and Rano Karno as Doel, (bottom left to right) Benyamin S. as Babe and Aminah as Enyak. (

Si Doel The Movie, a film adaptation of the popular 1990s sinetron (soap opera) "Si Doel Anak Sekolahan" (Doel, the Student), is set to begin production next year.

Interestingly, the film is said to be shot mostly in the Netherlands in addition to Indonesia.

“We are currently preparing [to film] Si Doel The Movie,” comedian Mandra Yusuf Sulaiman, one of the cast members, told “We will go to the Netherlands in early 2018.”

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Helmed and penned by Rano Karno, who also starred as Doel in the sinetron version, the film will continue to follow the love triangle between Doel (Rano Karno), Zaenab (Maudy Koesnaedy) and Sarah (Cornelia Agatha).

"Si Doel Anak Sekolahan" is based on the novel Si Doel Anak Betawi (Doel, the Betawi Boy) by Aman Datuk Majoindo. It narrates the story of an extended Betawi family, the Sabeni, headed by Babe (the late Benyamin S.) who sends his eldest son Doel to university, so he could succeed in life.

The soap opera also starred late comedian Basuki, Aminah and Suti Karno. (wir/kes)

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