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Jakarta Post

An enlightening movie

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 19 2010   /  11:34 am

Director Hanung Bramantyo has returned to the silver screen with his latest movie, Sang Pencerah (The Enlightened One), which tells the story of Ahmad Dahlan and the foundation of the country’s second largest Muslim organization, Muhammadiyah.Lukman Sardi (center) plays Ahmad Dahlan in Sang Pencerah.: courtesy of Multivision Pictures
After cheap horror flicks and children’s adventure films, it seems that patriotic movies are a new trend for the country’s filmmakers. This holiday season local theaters are showing several patriotic movies. After the success of Darah Garuda (Blood of Eagles), we are now offered with Sang Pencerah, a movie about Muhammadiyah founder Ahmad Dahlan.Bringing the life of a national hero to the screen is an uphill battle, considering the fact that young people barely know some of Indonesia’s national heroes — let alone an insular figure such as Ahmad ...