LEWAT DJAM MALAM
Directed by : Usmar ISMAIL
Year of production : 1954 Length : 101 minutes
The film, written by the poet Asrul Sani and directed by Usmair Ismail, is widely regarded as a classic of Indonesian cinema. The film is a thriller set in the months following Indonesia’s independence. It follows Iskandar, a medical student and war veteran, who finds himself disillusioned with civilian life in the post-war era and feels betrayed by the corruption and mismanaged leadership around him. Eventually Iskandar finds himself on the run from the authorities in a city that, after the revolution, is still under the curfew.