Usmar Ismail

After the Curfew

After the Curfew

Giving voice to the anguish of a nation fighting for its soul, Usmar Ismail’s After the Curfew follows the descent into disillusionment of a former freedom fighter who is unable to readjust to civilian life following the revolution that gave Indonesia its independence from the Netherlands. Steeped in moody atmospherics and psychological tension, the film struck its national cinema like a bolt of lightning, illuminating on-screen, for the first time and with unflinching realism, the emotional toll of Indonesian society’s postcolonial struggles.

Film Info

  • Indonesia
  • 1954
  • 102 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Indonesian
  • Spine #1046

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Collector's Set

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Box Set

9 Discs

$99.96

After the Curfew
Cast
A. N. Alcaff
Iskandar
Netty Herawaty
Norma
Dhalia
Laila
Awaludin
Gafar
R. D. Ismail
Gunawan
Abdul Hadi
Norma’s father
Bambang Hermanto
Puja
Aedy Moward
Adlin
Titien Sumarny
Ida
Credits
Director
Usmar Ismail
Producer
Usmar Ismail
Producer
Djamaluddin Malik
Screenplay
Asrul Sani
Cinematographer
Max Tera
Camera
Kasdullah
Editor
Soemardjono
Production manager
M. D. Aliff
Art director
Abdul Chalid
Music director
G. R. W. Sinsu
Sound
Bob Saltzmann
Makeup
Hanida Arifin
Costumes
Srijani S.

From The Current

After the Curfew: A Nation of Dead Ends

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

After the Curfew: A Nation of Dead Ends

In this masterpiece from the father of modern Indonesian cinema, Usmar Ismail, a violent military culture grips the nation in the years following a brutal revolution.

By Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu

An Indonesian Classic in a New Light: A Conversation on the Landmark Restoration of After the Curfew
An Indonesian Classic in a New Light: A Conversation on the Landmark Restoration of After the Curfew

Two key figures in the pathbreaking project, Lisabona Rahman and Lintang Gitomartoyo, discuss its significance for Indonesian cinema, the challenges they faced while working on it, and the legacy of the film’s director, Usmar Ismail.