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Hollywood filming in Jakarta

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 9 2011   /  07:00 am

Congestion: Jakarta’s infamous traffic managed to startle Hollywood moviemakers shooting in the city. JP/P.J. LeoA group of Hollywood actors, actresses and filmmakers who recently shot a movie in Indonesia said that despite certain challenges of nature like sandstorms and scorching heat, their experience in the country was “beautiful” and eye-opening.

But there was one unnatural challenge that was seen as particularly demanding: the traffic in the country’s capital.  

“Jakarta traffic is a difficulty because we have to get around it and we have to leave extremely early in the morning to get to the studio and end up getting home late in the day…” director and scriptwriter of the movie The Philosophers John Huddles said last week after a press conference.

The Philosophers, which features James D’arcy, Bonnie Wright and local stars Cinta Laura Kie...