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OT: Istirahatlah Kata-Kata

Yosep Anggi Noen // Indonesia, 2016
Documentary Feature // FF2016
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Indonesia in the 1990s. The authoritarian Suharto regime has been in power for three decades. Poet Wiji Thukul is a fearless critic of the government and his lines are chanted by crowds at demonstrations. When in July 1996 riots break out in Jakarta, Wiji and other activists are held responsible. He flees to Pontianak on Borneo, changes his identity several times and continues to publish poetry under a pseudonym. But the separation from his family is a heavy burden. As a dissident he has to remain visible to be heard. Wiji takes a big risk and ventures out of his hiding place. The biopic hauntingly describes the loneliness of exile and portrays the famous Indonesian writer’s last weeks, who has been missing since 1998.


Yosep Anggi Noen (*1983) studied political and communications science in Yogyakarta,Indonesia. After a series of documentaries and shorts, he produced Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses, hisfirst feature film, which won several prizes.



Istirahatlah Kata-Kata

Documentary Feature





97 min

OV with English subtitles

Yosep Anggi Noen

Yosep Anggi Noen

Gunawan Maryanto, Marissa Anita, Melanie Subono, Eduwart Boang Manalu, Dhafi Yunan

Yulia Evina Bhara, Yosep Anggi Noen

Bayu Prihantoro Filemon

Andhy Pulung

Yennu Ariendra

Deki Yudhanto

Asian Shadows

KawanKawan Film; LimaEnam Films; Partisipasi Indonesia; Muara Foundation

Anne-Sophie Lehec, Asian Shadows: anne@chineseshadows.com

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