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Negeri van Oranje

Negeri van Oranje (2015)

December. 23,2015
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A story of a bond shared between five best friends. The journey to find meaning in life, to discover their dreams, to overcome their struggles, and to seek love in a foreign country, the Netherlands.


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Good story, Not enough for a whole film


a film so unique, intoxicating and bizarre that it not only demands another viewing, but is also forgivable as a satirical comedy where the jokes eventually take the back seat.


The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo.


This movie is the reason why you should not trust "studying abroad" movies if you ever have a plan to study abroad. Everything being shown here is a romanticisation of what it is like to study in the Netherlands. Seriously, no student drives unless you're a damn millionaire. Lintang is a plain and boring character, her character fell under the shadows of the other four great main actors who truly showed their talents in playing their characters. Unlike the premise, they rarely talk about the dreams of each of the character, well, because it's a romance movie. Everything just had to revolve around Lintang being courted by (SPOILERS) three of her friends. Everything revolves around breakups and courting in between these five students and surprise, they don't even study at all. Although I am a bit surprised by this movie's mature approach to the sensitive subject matters such as sexual orientation and religion, the cheesy romantic scenes and the cliche narrative-story telling unfortunately override its potential as most of the character's life stories are not being explored in depth. Hell, I don't even remember what Lintang studied as her existence seemed to depend on her interactions with other people! On the other hand, the cinematography is beautiful. The movie truly showed the beauty of the Netherlands (yes, even the robbery scene). The soundtrack can be a bit too much, but that is to be expected. A good movie to watch if you have a leisure time. Strangely enough, with all of the main characters being students, none of them were shown their struggle while studying or even adapting to a completely different culture and language than Indonesia! They are in the Netherlands as if it is something they do everyday! Horribly inaccurate in this matter. However, as a romance, the story worked out quite well eventhough I can argue that it is not properly executed towards the ending. The love story seems to be taken out of some otome game, with all the guys (well, except one) liking this one, generic, girl. She could've shown more expression and character instead of just being 'elegant' and 'feminine'. Otherwise, the acting is the best thing about this movie, the characters come to live, translates well into the story-telling, and their friendship seem realistic enough. However, I'm still quite disappointed because I have some expectations on movies about studying abroad. I think this is the time Indonesia has to make a movie that is more realistic about studying abroad instead of solely focusing on the romances and the merry touristic exploration of the country that only serves as a setting. Due to their previous intention of studying in the Netherlands, I think it is only natural for me to expect some scenes of them studying and to see their lives revolve around studying. While in this movie, the Netherlands only serves as a background setting where every event happened. It does not hold any major significance to the plot other than for aesthetics reasons. But, frankly, you can move the setting to Jakarta, take out the travel scenes, and it won't make any difference as a romance movie.Could have been so much better, 6/10

Jamil Ihsan

I love this movie since this movie drawn to me the sightseeing of countries in Europe briefly, especially the Netherlands and Prague in the Czech Republic. Besides, this movie also drawn about the friendship of a group of Indonesian who pursue their master degree in the Netherlands. Backwards plot used in this movie, since its storyline is about describing the reason why the bride choose her groom. Its groom is from her best friend instead of other man. Also there are plenty of humor scenes that appear during this 90 minutes movie. I appreciate with the moral values that are taught in this movie. So that this movie also good to be watched by many people. In some scenes, there are many hugs showing between male and female. Not recommended to watch for below 17. But some of the story lines are quite boring because of not too much "up" scene or "action" scene during the movie. Nevertheless, it's not significant. Overall, I give 10 ratings for the best shots in this movie.