Motherless Children

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Motherless Children

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Motherless Children

Release Date: July 15, 1980

Year    :   1980
Slogan    :   «3 parentless Children, Go to City to Survive, A man with Limp»
Genres    :   Drama, Family
Production Companies    :   Rapi Films
Director    :   Maman Firmansyah
Producers    :   Sabirin Kasdani
Writers    :   Subagio S., Hasmanan
RunTime    :   89 mins.

After his wife passes away, the ailing Akbar marries Tina, a widow. Akbar’s illness makes him lose his job so Tina has to work in a garment factory. Akbar’s effort to find a job is fruitless and he passes away shortly after. His three children Mimi, Memet, and Ayu cannot stand their stepmother’s fickleness. They leave quietly to find the family of their biological mother. This is not easy since they don’t have her address. They work at any job to survive - housemaid, shoe shiner, parking boy etc. One day they meet John who buys and sells used newspapers. Mimi and Memet are given a small business of selling ice and pastries. Then Memed accidently takes the wrong train but fortunately, a rich man adopts him. However, Memed returns home as he misses his younger siblings. The reunion is short since Ayu passes away.


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