DVD Something in the Way

DVD Something in the Way
Run time: 89 min
Rating: 6.2
Genres: Drama
Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Writers: Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Stars: Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman
Country: Indonesia
Release Date: 8 February 2013 (Germany)

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  1. I haven't seen many Indonesian films but this one stuck with me. I also had the fortune of having the actor who played Ahmad answer a few questions after the screening.

    Ahmad is a lonely cab driver who masturbates to porn and girlie pics in his cab and home. In his apartment building lives Kinar, a lovely prostitute and single mother with whom Ahmad falls in love. Ahmad is struggling to make money as a cabbie, so he starts to frequent areas with prostitutes. He and Kinar grow closer but he all of a sudden decides she should quit her job, leading to the climax.

    Much of the movie is spent on showing Ahmad doing things like eating his noodles or masturbating to porn. Perhaps the director wanted to show how dull Ahmad's routine was and how Kinar's appearance was a refreshing break from his dull life. The film had no music to enhance the drama and seemed very realistic. Others mentioned that this film could be the Indonesian version of "Taxi Driver" by Martin Scorsese, and I can see how this film might have given this impression.

    Very recommended.

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