Sun 13.11
17:30 - 19:45
Vika 1
Mon 14.11
19:30 - 21:25
Vika 4
Sun 20.11
16:00 - 17:55
Vika 3

Corruption and lust for power during the Indonesian dictatorship.

With the FIPRESCI film critics prize at this year's Orrozonti section at Venice Filmfestival in his pocket, young director Mubarak makes his first reassuring feature. It is a tense and haunting story of corruption, greed and innocence, with the Indonesian dictatorship as a backdrop. 18-year-old Rakib has been living alone as a housekeeper in the mansion of an old and retired general named Purna. One day, Purna suddenly appears in his SUV, returning home to launch his own campaign to become the region's new mayor.

Rakib is doing his best to accommodate the general’s need for an assistant and perhaps also a son he never had. The old general is unfortunately not only what his friendly appearance seems to convey, something that will put Rakib to the ultimate test.

Lasse Skagen

13. NOV – Q&A and reception

Sunday NOV. 13th the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo will serve refreshments from 17.00 at Vika kino. Director Makbul Mubarak will be present at the screening and will meet the audience for a Q&A after the screening

The event is done in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Oslo.


Makbul Mubarak was born in Indonesia. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, he was named Best Film Critic in 2015 by Indonesia’s Ministry of Education. His shorts include The Dog’s Lullaby (2015) and The Malediction (2016). Autobiography is his feature film debut.

This film is part of


Country Indonesia, France, Singapore

Year 2022

Director Makbul Mubarak

Screenplay Makbul Mubarak

Cinematography Wojciech Staron

Producer Yulia Evina Bhara

Cast Kevin Ardilova, Arswendy Bening Swara

Production Company KawanKawan Media

Distribution Alpha Violet

Runtime 1h 55m

Language Indonesisk

Subtitles English

Genre Suspense

Format DCP

Age limit 15

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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