DONDERDAG 9 MAART | 15:00 | K3

Regisseur Riri Riza

Cast Cut Mini Theo, Ikranagara, Lukman Sardi

Lengte 124 minuten

Jaar 2008

Taal Indonesisch, Maleisisch

Ondertiteling Engels

Op het eiland Belitong wordt een landelijke moslimschool gesloten, omdat het niet aan de minimuminschrijving van tien studenten kan voldoen. Maar wonderbaarlijk genoeg verschijnen er op de eerste dag van school tien arme jongetjes en de deuren blijven open.

Deze kleine knullen verschillen van de zeer armoedige Lintang tot de muzikaal begaafde Mahar. Hun leraren, Bu Muslimah en Pak Harfan gaan vol enthousiasme met ze aan de slag en de film volgt daarna deze studenten in de loop van hun leven, aangezien ze de ene na de andere onverwachte gebeurtenis doormaken.

English

Based on the popular same titled novel by Andrea Hirata, Laskar Pelangi follows a group of ten schoolchildren and their two inspirational teachers as they struggle with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village.

Set in the 1970s the film opens on the first day of the year at a Muhammadiyah elementary school on Belitung, Indonesia. Ten students are needed at this run down Muslim school, but at the beginning there are only nine. When the tenth student joins, the two motivated teachers dub them the “rainbow troops”, ten poverty stricken that try to shape their future through education.

Frans Liedelmeijer on Laskar Pelangi
“The way the characters are displayed so naturally really impressed me. The children in the film are no actors. They’re all from the island where the film is shot, yet they play very natural.”

Frans Leidelmeijer (1942) is an author, art dealer and specialist in art and design. Leidelmeijer wrote multiple books on art, and organized several exhibitions and owns an art shop in Amsterdam. He is also known as an expert in the AVRO television program Tussen Kunst & Kitsch. Leidelmeijer was knighted in 1998 by Queen Beatrix for his contributions to the promotion of Dutch Applied arts.