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Delving Deeper into ‘The Lost Suitcase’

Cynthia Webb, Contributor, Gold Coast, Australia

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 11/04/2007

On 9th November, “”The Lost Suitcase”” (“”Koper””) will have it’s European premiere, in France’s second largest city, Lyon. It will be in competition at the thirteenth Festival of Cinema and Culture of Asia, from 6th through to 11th November. It will be the only Indonesian film in the festival this year. Nia Dinata’s “”Love For Share”” (“”Berbagi Suami””) has previously been a big success in the same festival.

Richard Oh, the director of the movie has a great admiration for European cinema, past and present, and so this will be a satisfying moment for him. The movie has been subtitled into French. Let’s hope nothing has been lost in translation, from Bahasa Indonesia, to English, to French.

The `scout’ for the French festival, Etienne Dessasut, who invited Richard to submit the film, very much admired “”The Lost Suitcase”” when he saw it at the Singapore Film Festival earlier this year.
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The Luggage that Carries on

Indonesian director Richard Oh’s ‘The Lost Suitcase’ brings stirring metaphor to the Bangkok International Film Festival

Published on July 23, 2007 (The Nation, Bangkok)


The annals of literature are filled with characters who are “too” honest or good. “The Lost Suitcase”, which is screening tomorrow at the Bangkok International Film Festival, is the story of a Jakarta man named Yahya, whose evening haunt is the Cafe Betawi. Walking home after an evening chat with his favourite waitress, Yahya sees a man get out of a car and dump a suitcase in some bushes. Later we hear about a robbery, so the suitcase might contain a large sum of money.
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