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Jakarta Post

In memoriam : Cinema legend leaves behind legacy

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 13 2012   /  09:46 am

The passing of legendary cineaste Misbach Yusa Biran means one thing for Indonesian cinema — that the country has lost another great film figure.

Actors, actresses, those behind-the-scenes and movie buffs expressed loss upon hearing the news of the death of the film director and scriptwriter on Wednesday morning.

“Indonesia has lost its national film figure that had shown great dedication,” veteran actor Rano Karno said as quoted by

Actor-turned-director Deddy Mizwar shared the same feeling as Rano, mentioning Misbach as an influential personage in the movie business.

People’s condolences expressing deep loss also flooded Twitter the day the initiator of the Indonesian film archive, Sinematek, passed away.

Misbach passed away at the age of 78 at Eka Hospital in Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang, after days of intensive treatment due to a...