Gina S. NOER
teenagers / pregnancy / Indo pop / Hallyu(Korean wave)
Dara and Bima are pregnant and try to hide it until graduation. But once the secret is out, they find themselves subject to the many societal pressures and expectations. In this non-conventional teen pregnancy story, prolific screenwriter Gina S. NOER tackles the divide between the old and the new, and the many ways families are made in her directorial debut.
Two Blue Stripes is the directorial feature debut film of the renowned Indonesian scenario writer Ginatri S. NOER. Young Indonesian audiences showed an enthusiastic response to the film, which took 3rd place in the all-time Indonesian Box Office Records.
Dara and Bima are high school sweethearts. Dara is from a liberal upper middle class family, and Bima is from a traditional Islamic family. While they are just high school sweethearts, the differences between them are not grave at all; Dara is an A student, while Bima is rather good at physical exercises. When Dara's pregnancy is revealed, however, it becomes something else entirely. When the two families meet for the first time in the school infirmary, the camera moves to show two families in a single shot. Even though the two families are brought together in a single shot, the two families almost do not seem to belong to the same time and space. The film shows what happens after this encounter. Dara and Bima experience different lifestyles and values of each other families and the differences pierce deeply into their minds. After all, the film gives Dara all the discretion on the matters of baby and their relationship. It is interesting for Korean audiences to see that Dara is a K-pop enthusiast, and Korea is one of many aspects involved in Dara's choices. The actress who plays Dara is Zara, a member of JKT48, an Indonesian sister group of Japanese Idol group AKB48. [LEE Yumi]
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Gina S. NOER is a celebrated screenwriter in Indonesia, behind many of the blockbusters of the last few years, including BEBAS, the Indonesia adaptation of the Korean Film Sunny. Two Blue Stripes is her directorial debut.
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