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Netflix drama ‘Cigarette Girl’ highlights Indonesian IP adaptation

Country's trove of literary creativity offers business potential for publishers. Netflix's release of "Gadis Kretek," or "Cigarette Girl" -- the global streaming giant's TV series set in Indonesia -- has drawn viewers from outside the country while highlighting its progress in intellectual … [Read more...]

Lacan’s concept of objet petit a in “Gadis Kretek”

I recently caught a new Indonesian series titled “Gadis Kretek”, or “Cigarette Girl”, premiered in Netflix. It’s set in 1960s Indonesia, and the historical backdrop piqued my interest. The series revolves around themes of womanhood in Indonesia, freedom, Indonesia’s darkest history in the 1960s and … [Read more...]

Indonesian Festival Hit ’24 Hours With Gaspar’ Sets Netflix Debut

Netflix has acquired Indonesian filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen’s festival favorite film “24 Hours with Gaspar.” Adapted from a detective novel of the same title that was published in 2017 by Sabda Armandio, “24 Hours with Gaspar” follows the life of private detective Gaspar, who has only 24 hours to … [Read more...]

Epic romance meets unyielding womanhood in Indonesian period drama ‘Cigarette Girl’

Behind Indonesia's first period series with Netflix, the creators and directors of 'Cigarette Girl' delve into the drama adaptation of the epic novel with the same name by Ratih Kumala. To truly transform into her on-screen character of leading lady Dasiyah, Dian Sastrowardoyo avoided meeting her … [Read more...]

Busan Competition Title ‘24 Hours With Gaspar’ Unveils Gritty, Dystopian First Trailer

A first trailer has been unveiled for Indonesian filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen’s “24 Hours With Gaspar.” The film will world premiere at the Busan Film Festival where it is in the prestigious Jiseok competition. Set in 2032 and based on the novel of the same name by Indonesian author Sabda Armandio, … [Read more...]