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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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