Garin Nugroho directs this dramatic musical inspired by the classic Ramayana tale of the abduction of Sita. In OPERA JAWA, a couple running a countryside pottery company face unexpected challenges when their business fails and the wife catches the eye of a local butcher.
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Inspired by the famous story "The Abduction of Sita" from the ancient great classic the Ramayana, OPERA JAWA is a musical like no other in cinema. It tells of a passionate love triangle that leads inexorably to conflict, violence and death. Setio and his wife Siti run a pottery business in a small village where Ludiro, a powerful and ruthless butcher, controls all the trading activities. When the couple's business collapses, Ludiro, who has always been in love with Siti, seizes his chance, abducts and tries to seduce her. Inevitably the two men begin to fight over Siti...
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