DIRECTED BY - Rayya Makarim, Ravi Bharwani
After his mother's death, Jaya (12) is sent to his father, Johar, who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea). Johar is shocked, never knowing he has a son, and rejects the boy as his kin. Fully aware he can't bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept the boy as a worker on the site.
RUNTIME - 88 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 2008
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -
Bloopers, Theatrical Trailer and more!
- Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009 (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
- Kerala International Film Festival 2009 (Kerala, India)
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2009 (Melbourne, Australia)
- Mill Valley Film Festival 2009 (Mill Valley, United States)
- Rotterdam International Film Festival 2009 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2009 (Vancouver, Canada)
- Golden Crow Pheasant (Winner)
2009 Kerala International Film Festival (Kerala, India)
"(Jermal) might be the best Indonesian film of the year"
- Kim Dong-ho
"(Jermal) adopts a neorealist approach, plays on our emotions and conscience. ... "Jerrnal" is stirring and goes much deeper into the inner recesses of our national psyche."
- Julia Suryakusuma, the author of "Sex, Power and Nation".
"If this is the new face of the Indonesian film industry, it deserves a standing ovation."