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Jakarta Post

Questioning intolerance

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 10 2011   /  08:00 am

Senior actor Hengky Sulaeman (right) plays Tan Kat Sun, a restaurant owner in the film by Hanung Bramantyo. courtesy of Dapur Film/Mahaka PicturesLiving harmoniously in a diverse neighborhood seems to be difficult, but many people in the country are interconnected in such a way that their differences remain trivial.

Director Hanung Bramantyo, who has created a number of Islam-oriented films including Ayat-ayat Cinta (Verses of Love) and Sang Pencerah (The Enlightener), has returned with a different point of view in his 14th movie.

The movie was released on April 7 simply with a question mark (?) as its title. The production house, Dapur Film and Mahaka Pictures, has invited the public to submit a title for the film to win a prize.

Hanung created the film after he became disturbed by the growing radicalism and intolerance in the country. He challenges intolerance by u...