Bulan Tertusuk Ilalang (1995) AKA ...and the Moon Dances


Two young people, both with troubled backgrounds, come to Surakarta to become students of Waluyo, a master of traditional Javanese arts. The boy, Ilalang, wants to write music but seems trapped in memories of childhood traumas, the girl, Bulan (Moon), is simply trying to find herself.

Director: Garin Nugroho.
Writers: Armantono, Garin Nugroho.
Stars: Wiwiek Handawiyah, Ratna Paquita, Norman Wibowo, Bambang S. Jayantoro, Pramana Padmodarmaya, Sri Rahayu, Ki Sutarman, Paquita Widjaja.


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  1. Bill Thompson
    September 26, 2021

    The picture on this is not really watchable, not for me anyway.

  2. Harold Acton
    October 5, 2022

    Beautiful photography ruined by a ‘story’ riddled with pretension. Seemingly endless shots of people sticking pins into their fingers and standing in the rain. Hopeless rubbish.

  3. Fathur
    March 1, 2024

    The file doesn’t exits

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