NOKAS

INDONESIA / 2016

76 min / Helong and Indonesian dialogue with English and Russian subtitles

Director: MANUEL ALBERTO MAIA
Producer: SHALAHUDDIN SIREGAR
Cinematographer: MANUEL ALBERTO MAIA
Editor: SHALAHUDDIN SIREGAR
Cast: LAASAR TAKLALE, ERNA NORWACI TAKLALE-HANAS, ZELAITIAL NOKAS TAKLALE, ATALYA TAKLALE

Nokas posterNokas, a 27 years old man has a simple dream that is to marry his beloved Ci, a Timorese girl who works in a slaughterhouse in Sumili, Kupang. It is not easy to marry a Timorese girl who due to the belis or dowry a man has to pay. The amount varies but it is never a bargain. Sometimes such tradition makes marriage sound like a business transaction which the women become merely an object. In addition Nokas has to get another fund ready for two wedding ceremonies in two locations. Hailing from a poor family Nokas has to make a strategy in funding the costly wedding ceremonies many problems emerge from such big issue like the dowry he has to pay to the parents to the issue of wedding dress. With observational approach this movie is depicting the efforts of Nokas’s family in fulfilling his wedding expenses.

Monday, Sept. 26 11:00-12:16 – Kinopark 11 IMAX Esentai, Cinema 6 – World Premiere