Reviewed by dominicbrant
on 08/08/2015 00:12

Some films are more than the sum of their parts. There's much to fault about this film, but those aren't the things to dwell on. Instead, what's important is it's scope. Not only is it a powerful insight into 'gay life' in Jakarta, it's a peculiarly honest, almost naked, study in human nature and the effects of the passing of time on it's principal character. This is where the power lies. Innocence and nativity can be difficult travel companions, but, like the imperfections in the film, act as a mirror that reflects our own cynicism or, per chance, optimism. Expect to be surprised.