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Indonesian 2.0
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Reviewed by Blue-Grotto8 / 10

Be careful who you trust

Rakib handles cleaning and other odd jobs in the home of Purna, a rich and influential former army general turned politician. Purna takes the young man under his wing, but the kindness comes with a price. Absolute obeisance is expected. Purna treats the surrounding locality and its people in the same manner as he does Rakib, as objects to be possessed rather than human beings. His concern for others extends only so far as they do his bidding.

Enraged over a defaced poster with his image on it, Purna turns to Rakib. With his connections among the working class, Rakib may be able to find the perpetrator. Rakib does as he is told and the repercussions of this act, along with warnings about Purna from Rakib's relatives, come back to haunt him in the worst way.

Autobiography employs natural light, odd camera angles, reflections, and close-ups to tell a compelling story about the seductive power that the wealthy have over innocence. There are, unfortunately, many parallels in the Indonesian experience as well as our own. Autobiography is the first feature film by Makbul Mubarak. I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Reviewed by elvinarisha9 / 10

Breathe of Fresh Air for Indonesian Cinema

Almost overlooked it, but I'm glad I didn't. I think it's quite a gem.

I don't think I've come across many Indonesian movies with similar vibe, so it's a breathe of fresh air. I'd consider it a horror, but it's not your typical Indonesian one with devils, witchcraft, and jumpscares. It's just people, doing normal stuff, until something finally snapped in them.

The dialogue flows smoothly and is not overwhelming. It was mostly just us observing what's happening on the screen, which I can appreciate.

Idk what to write anymore, it's my 1st review and I just wanna say it's definitely worth watching.

Anyway, I kept thinking who the general looks like, now I see it, he kinda looks like Quraish Shihab.

That's it, thx for reading.

Reviewed by mademoisherl9 / 10

Makbul Mubarak's powerful directorial debut

The suspense crafted from every element elevates Arswendi Nasution and Kevin Ardilova's performance. The plot is straightforward, but the nuance that creeps in as the film progressed is what makes this eerie; how close to reality it is to have a powerful figure from a certain institution abuse their power in order to collect more power or simply stay relevant, how perceivably normal it is that a son is so much sought after in the patriarchal misguided interpretation of "legacy", how more of often than not people keep being blinded by the possibility of gaining power no matter how low they can humanely be, and how capitalism agenda has always cruelly successful in putting public interest aside. The story may be a work of fiction, but the title very much reflects its true meaning in our real lives.

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