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Jakarta Post

Daysleepers A heartwarming story of loneliness

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  03:22 am

What is out there?: Leon (Khiva Iskak), a writer who can only write at a late-night café, stares out of the window to find inspiration for a manuscript he is working on.Paul Agusta’s latest film Daysleepers is a relatable drama for professionals living in Jakarta.There are around 10 million people hustling and bustling in Jakarta each day, but any professionals living in this megalopolis know that being lonely is part of their lives, despite of all the noise and potential connections with others.Here is how a typical day for professionals goes by: First, they wake up so early in the morning to catch a commuter train to their office in downtown Jakarta. Then they spend roughly 30 minutes in the train — if nothing goes wrong on the tracks. At the office, they work eight to nine hours, depending in which industry they are in. Some industries, like start-up companies, can make their emp...