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‘Pacarku Anak Koruptor’ - A rather overplayed form of edutainment

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 27 2016   /  10:12 am

Conflicted:  Gerhana (Sabda Ahessa) contemplates the fate of his father while his mother (Ratna Listy) tries to talk to him.The latest work by actor cum politician Sys Ns shines with promise, involving a girl confronted by two choices: the love of her life, or her country. However, outdated and theatrical elements in the filmmaking contribute to a bland execution.Entitled Pacarku Anak Koruptor, the title of the film offers a glimpse of a storyline that criticizes the infamous corruption practices oft undertaken in the country. However, the film is over-steered and possibly misses what could have been a tasteful remark regarding the act of betrayal against society so often committed by the powerful elite.

“I love you to death, but I swear I am much more in love with this country”. Such a statement is repeated over and over again by both Sayanda (Jessica Mila) and Gerhana ...