Jalan Raya Pos/De Groote Postweg

Bernie IJdis Long documentary - 1996 - 155 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Documentaire Bernie IJdis

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Road-movie-like documentary about the Great Post Road. Pramudya Ananta Tur (1925), one of Indonesia's most important writers in recent decades, was requested by Bernie IJdis to write an essay about the Great Post Road. This road running 600 miles through the heart of Java was built in the last century under the leadership of Dutch colonist Daendels and costs the lives of thousands of East Indian forced labourers. Because Tur is restricted in his freedom of movement as an ex-political prisoner, the filmmakers were his eyes and ears during a journey along the Post Road. On the journey, parallels between Indonesia then and now gradually emerged. In addition, as the film progresses, Tur's desperate plight and that of his country become tangible.

Credits

Director(s) Bernie IJdis
Script Bernie IJdis
Producer(s) Pieter van Huijstee
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Emile Bensdorp
Danniel Danniel
Sound on Set
Bert Koops
Piotr van Dijk
Music
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands