Laila Majenun

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Laila Majenun

Laila Majenun

Release Date: August 02, 1975

Year    :   1975
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Genres    :   Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   PT Artis Jaya Film, PT Matari Film
Director    :   Sjuman Djaya
Producers    :   Sjuman Djaya
Writers    :   Sjuman Djaya, Sjuman Djaya
RunTime    :   95 mins.

A little boy is told the tale about the development of Jakarta, when a village was divided into two, and causing the people to oppose each other. On one side, there is Anton while the other side is lead by Mahmud. Maulana, the village boy whom Anton has adopted, falls in love with Laila, the sister of Mahmud. This love affair irritates Majid, Mahmud’s right-hand man, because he has loves Laila, long before her meeting with Maulana. Maulana and Laila refuse to take sides between the two opposing sides, and try to reconcile them. But a battle is inevitable. In the end, Mahmud kills Anton; but Mahmud dies at the hand of Maulana, his future brother-in-law. Then Maulana runs to Laila’s house and confesses. Laila forgives him, but Majid cannot. He orders a boy to steal the gun of Sabeni, an informant, and he shoots Maulana with it. While the intention was to make this film a musical, it didn’t work as the “realistic world” and the “musical world” could not blend fully.


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