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‘Rudy Habibie’: The Technocrat's Dream

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 2 2016   /  08:27 am

In love: Rudy tries to convince Ilona Ianovska (Chelsea Islan) that they can work out their differences.Rudi Habibie, the prequel to the 2012 blockbuster, Habibie & Ainun, portrays the struggle of young Indonesians studying abroad in the 1950s — their views about home, nationalism and pluralism.Rudy Habibie is based on Rudy, a book written by Gina S. Noer built around her interview with Indonesia’s third president, Bacharuddin Jusuf “BJ” Habibie.

Hanung Bramantyo helmed the ambitious Manoj Punjabi — MD Pictures project, with three-year older Reza Rahadian playing the titular character.

The storyline of Rudy Habibie — the former president’s childhood name — follows his first two years at the Rhein Westfalen Technology University in Aachen, Germany, in 1955.

Dubbed as a genius with a knack for building airplane models and flying, he studies aviatio...