Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title of this Indonesian film translates loosely to Mementos. The film is set in the 1930s, when Indonesia was still called the Dutch East Indies. Incensed by the political murder of a close friend, musician Alex Komang plots the assassination of a Dutch commissioner. But when he falls in love with actress Jenny Rachman, the sister of his murdered friend, Komang falters in his resolve to seek vengeance. The intensity of the storyline, and its ironic denouement, must have struck a responsive chord with its audience: Doea Tanda Mata was an enormous moneymaker in its home country, as well as the winner of several Citra Awards (the Indonesian equivalent of the Oscar).
actor, assassination, false-accusation, forbidden-love, friendship, investigation, killing, love, murder, music, revenge