Usmar Ismail

After the Curfew

After the Curfew

This work by the trailblazing auteur Usmar Ismail struck Indonesian cinema like a bolt of lightning, illuminating on-screen, for the first time and with unflinching realism, the struggles of Indonesian society after the country gained its independence from the Netherlands. Giving voice to the frustrated dreams of a nation, After the Curfew follows the descent into disillusionment of Iskandar (A. N. Alcaff), a former freedom fighter who is unable to readjust to civilian life following the revolution that ended centuries of colonial rule. When he discovers that the ideals he fought for have been betrayed by a corrupt former commander, Iskandar is pushed to the breaking point. Steeped in the moody atmospherics and simmering psychological tension of film noir, this clear-eyed postcolonial tragedy paints a dark-edged portrait of a country no longer at war but still fighting for its soul.

Film Info

  • Usmar Ismail
  • Indonesia
  • 1954
  • 101 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Indonesian
  • Spine #1046

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