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‘Habibie & Ainun 3’ the final chapter of lasting love story

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 14 2019   /  12:34 am
Film talk: Indonesian actress Marcella (left) and movie producer Manoj Punjabi talk about their latest film Habibie & Ainun 3 during a media visit to The Jakarta Post on Nov. 20 in Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)(left) and movie producer Manoj Punjabi talk about their latest film Habibie & Ainun 3 during a media visit to The Jakarta Post on Nov. 20 in Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Film talk: Indonesian actress Marcella (left) and movie producer Manoj Punjabi talk about their latest film Habibie & Ainun 3 during a media visit to The Jakarta Post on Nov. 20 in Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)Scheduled for release on Dec. 19, Habibie & Ainun 3 is the final installment of a trilogy immortalizing the heartfelt moments between Indonesia’s third president BJ Habibie and his wife Hasri Ainun Besari.The title of the film, however, does not give it the justice it deserves as some predict it will outshine its two predecessors in production quality, budget and viewership.The passing of Habibie, a plane engineer and technocrat, on Sept. 11 could be a factor into why people might flock to the theaters, but there are also other things worth noting about the film.One of these is the storyline.The first film in the trilogy, Habibie & Ainun (2012), was made as an adap...