Fresh Review: Alangkah Lucunya (Negeri Ini)

Alangkah Lucunya negeri ini (How funny this country is), a movie by Deddy Mizwar (Kiamat Sudah Dekat, Nagabonar). Starring Reza Rahadian, Deddy Mizwar, Slamet Rahardjo, Jaja Mihardja, Tio Pakusadewo, Asrul Dahlan, Ratu Tika Bravani, Rina Hasyim, Sakurta Ginting, Sonia. 

This movie wins several awards, including Best Feature on Jakarta International Film Festival, Best Movie on Piala Citra (see details here). Also it made a way for the early round on Oscar, foreign-language category. 

When Indonesia movie full of awful horror and cheap romance movies, this movie truly is one of refreshing option. As you can see, Deddy Mizwar once again made a comedy satire movie. Indonesia, our country, seems laughable. When many corruptors live happily and the pickpockets live in hardship. When the right thing treated as wrong. Where many highly educated unemployed people seek for a job. A country where they even breaks their very own rule to take care for the poor and stranded children. 

This movie however don't tell a sweet happy ending. It's a movie which left me a big impression and start questioning my country.  It has an unusual story as a movie, that's what you can expect on a satire movie. It's not a perfect storyline but it works well as a satire. I'm not going to tell the whole story, just watch it yourself. Check the trailer here (sorry I can't post it here, don't know why).