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Jakarta Post

Restored ‘Tiga Dara’ wins new generation of fans

  • Corry Elyda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 13 2016   /  06:53 am

Classic beauties: Three sisters (left to right) Neni (Indriati Iskak), Nana (Mieke Wijaya) and Nunung (Chitra Dewi) strike a pose in a scene from Tiga Dara (Three Girls).(Courtesy of SA Film)There was almost no let-up in the thundering laughter from the audience during the premiere screening of renowned director Usmar Ismail’s Tiga Dara (Three Girls) at the Metropole in Central Jakarta, one of the oldest cinemas in the capital city.

The movie, produced in 1956 and recently restored in Italy, began playing in theaters on Thursday. It was a hit with audience members, who sometimes made remarks out loud when the characters delivered funny dialogue.

“Oh, men were always wrong since the 1950s,” an audience member said with a laugh after Nunung (played by Chitra Dewi) blamed a scooter driver who hit her on the street, declaring, “Men are always wrong!”

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