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In the Absence of the Sun (2014)

Selamat Pagi, Malam (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama | 19 June 2014 (Indonesia)
A tender, melancholic night is experienced through the eyes of three women as they struggle to find themselves in this ever-changing jungle of Jakarta.

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Lucky Kuswandi

Writer:

Lucky Kuswandi
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Credited cast:
Paul Agusta Paul Agusta ... Davit
Marissa Anita ... Naomi
Ina Panggabean Ina Panggabean ... Indri
Dira Sugandi Dira Sugandi ... Sofia
Trisa Triandesa Trisa Triandesa ... Faisal
Dayu Wijanto Dayu Wijanto ... Ci Surya
Adinia Wirasti ... Gia
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GIA (32, played by Adinia Wirasti) returns home after living abroad for years. Calling Jakarta "home" is ironic as she experiences reverse culture shock. In a desperate attempt to latch on to her identity, Gia reunites with NAOMI (32, played by Marissa Anita), a lover from her past. Naomi reminds her of her old life; a life when everything was possible. What she doesn't expect is that Naomi has changed, that she has conformed to the societal norms of the city. INDRI (24, played by Ina Panggabean) wants to find a prince charming who will sweep her off her feet and serves her a silver platter. Her job as a towel girl in a local gym is not promising. She has to climb up the societal ladder with the only thing she can offer: her body. It is not prostitution; her body is her own, her right, regardless of how the society views it. She decides to meet with a prince charming through online dating, a place where identities are obscured. MRS. SURYA (48, played by Dayu Wijanto) has just lost her... Written by Lucky Kuswandi

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There's no place for us here

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Drama

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Well-made but lacks the strength to tied up all of its conflicts
20 April 2020 | by Sir_AmirSyarifSee all my reviews

'Selamat Pagi, Malam' is a beautiful ode to Jakarta. Well-made but, unfortunately, lacks the strength to tied up all of its conflicts. Berharap cerita 'Selamat Pagi, Malam' lebih berfokus pada karakter Gia dan Naomi sih. Cuma cerita mereka yang (hampir) utuh komposisinya.

Tapi secara keseluruhan, 'Selamat Pagi, Malam' itu puitis dengan penampilan dan chemistry yang kuat dari Marissa Anita dan Ardinia Wirasti.


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Country:

Indonesia

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Indonesian

Release Date:

19 June 2014 (Indonesia) See more »

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In the Absence of the Sun See more »

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IDR1,500,000,000 (estimated)
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