Director: Nan Achnas
Starring: Lim Kay Tong, Shanty, Lukman Sardi, Indy Barends
Sita is a spirited young woman working to support her family as a singer and prostitute in a local brothel. Always short of funds and bullied by her pimp, she convinces an elderly portrait photographer, Mr. Johan, to rent her a room; in failing health, Mr. Johan is desperate to find an apprentice to carry on his work before he dies. The unlikely bond that develops between Sita and Mr. Johan is the basis of writer-director Nan Achnas’s visually brilliant and poignant human drama about the profound effect one life can have on another.
“A fallen woman on the run develops a new life with the aid of a troubled photographer in "The Photograph," the fourth feature from Indonesian helmer Nan Achnas, whose keen eye and quality lensing provide a visually luxuriant film experience.” – Russel Edward, Variety
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