There is an Indonesian film with minimal cast, which turns out to be quite successful in binding the story and bringing the audience into the story of the main protagonist.
Making a film does require a lot of people, from the crew, editors, to the players. Now specifically for players, maybe we are used to watching tens to tens of players in films that are served with a duration of 90-120 minutes. For example, like the movie Buried (2010) or 127 hours (2010) which only uses one player.
Films with few players are rare, including in Indonesia. Even so, there are also Indonesian films with minimal players which turned out to be quite successful in binding the story and bringing the audience into the story of the main protagonist. Well, what? See below.
Indonesian Movies with Few Actors
1. Anomaly Mode (2012) – 9 Cast
Film Anomaly Mode has a unique story, and centers on a person who is being threatened in the middle of the forest. Featuring Rio Dewanto as John Evans, Anomaly Mode practically uses very few characters.
Apart from Rio Dewanto, Joko Anwar’s film only uses eight other actors as a complement to the story. Although only with nine actors, this film managed to anesthetize the audience with the inherent tension from the beginning to the end of the film.
2. Finished (2021) – 7 Cast
The film, which has just been released in Online Cinemas, presents a new sensation of watching Indonesian romance films. Film Finished presents the story of infidelity with scenes that are very clear and bold.
Interestingly, this film really focuses on the minor cast. At least, we only see seven cast in this 1.5 hour film. However, precisely because the players are few, we can focus on the storyline.
3. Something on the way (2013) – 7 Cast
Film Something on the way it is not well known to many people. Even so, overseas, this film appeared in a number of festivals. Reza Rahadian and Ratu Felisha are the main characters of this film.
This drama film comes with a quite bold story, about a pious young man who is addicted to pornography. Interestingly, the film, directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja, only plays seven characters. At least the actors who made this film really managed to dig up the story about the main character in more detail.
4. Home and Rainy Season (2012) – 7 Cast
Film Lies or Home and Rainy Season Starring Tora Sudiro, Tara Basro, Jajang C. Noer, Vino G. Bastian, Aulia Sarah, Permata Sari Harahap, and Landung Simatupang. Yes, this film only revolves around the seven people from beginning to end.
This family film has three stories divided into three different genres. The film opens with iftar time with the family with three children and one future mother-in-law. After that, each member went home and started their own story. This film manages to make you laugh, tense, and touching.
5. Noetic (2017) – 6 Cast
Noetic tells the story of brothers who support each other. Set in Balinese culture, this film not only gives a sad impression but also provides many life lessons for all viewers.
Noetic who has an international degree The Seen and the Unseen It only stars about six people. With a duration of 1 hour 20 minutes, this exotic film is quite interesting to watch and there are many lessons to be learned. The film, directed by Kamila Andini, has also won various international awards.
Some actors are not a barrier to creativity. Precisely from there, the creativity of the filmmakers was spurred. Apart from the five Indonesian films above, are there any other Indonesian films that you have watched with minor roles?