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Jakarta Post

A variety of local flicks for the Lebaran holiday

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 27 2009   /  10:30 am

It's that time of year again. A holiday season enjoyed by, let's admit it, everybody from all the religions in the country. Those who have completed their religious obligations during the fasting month want to again enjoy the worldly entertainment they have skipped for a month, while those who don't fast simply seek out public places to escape the mundane household chores, as domestic helpers go to their hometown to celebrate the holiday. An easy escape that a combination of these groups flock to is likely to be the cinema, the most immediately accessible, and at some level affordable, form of entertainment. Needless to say, however, we have been constantly reminded of the power of the slapstick films starring legendary comedy group Warkop DKI (Dono - Kasino - Indro), released during the Lebaran holidays in the 1980s and early 1990s, that would boost the local cinematic indust...