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Producer responds to protest against kissing scene in ‘Dilan 1991’

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, March 4, 2019  /  03:36 pm
Producer responds to protest against kissing scene in ‘Dilan 1991’

A still from 'Dilan 1991'. (Max Pictures' official YouTube/File)

A group of people reportedly protested the screening of record-breaking teen flick Dilan 1991 in Panakkukang shopping mall, Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Thursday, saying the film featured inappropriate content and violence.

Responding to the protest, Max Pictures producer Ody Mulya Hidayat said he had spoken to the protesters.

“I need to clarify, their identity was unknown and the purpose [was unclear],” he said, as quoted by kompas.com.

Ody added that the protesters told him that there was a kissing scene in the 19th minute of the film.

“That is not true. They were just guessing. I denied it and everything was cleared up [in the meeting],” he said.

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Ody added that the Film Censorship Institute (LSF) had released the censorship certificate for Dilan 1991.

“If there’s a problem, [you can go to] the LSF,” he said.

Directed by Pidi Baiq and Fajar Bustomi, Dilan 1991 is the sequel to Dilan 1990, which was the country’s most popular film last year.

The film premiered on Feb. 28 and attracted more than 2 million viewers in the first three days of its screening, setting a new box office record in Indonesia. (jes/kes)

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