Sequel: Another accident, another woman, this one from Malaysia, but despite some initial misgivings there is no repeat. Meanwhile Rini has written a book and been invited to Budapest. We learn that Rini is at stage 4 cancer and wants Mei to fill her space. It turns out Mei is also in Hungary (partly to escape her guilt feelings). She finally has found a worthy man, Rini's doctor, Dr. Syariet. Pras has felt it would be most ethical to divorce Mei, but Rini doesn't want that feeling Mei is the most logical replacement--at the last moment Rini seems to have caught on to Mei's new interest--Mei at first berated the doctor for not doing everything possible as he explained she refused all this strategies
Suicide is a very grave sin and two of the characters had seen a parent commit it and Mei had attempted it herself. Pras felt obligated to do whatever he could to prevent it and then he felt the need to keep his word.
Forgiveness is an easy thing to talk about, but can be very difficult. The key people are Rini and her mother. Her mother feels forgiveness helps heals wounds.
What makes a movie go smoothly is the cast and crew.
Asma Nadia, novelist who has had several of her novels adapted to movies. Near as I can tell they all have a Muslim theme. She has also acted in a few movies and even produced one film.
Alim Sudio has written all three scripts for this series and done acting as well <check other browser>
Kuntz Agus directed only the first in this series
Hunung Bramantyo directed the second segment as well as helped to write script. Meisa Felaroze co-directed the last two segments.
Manoj Punjabi the producer of all three themed films. He is the founder of MD Pictures, the largest media software company in Indonesia and as such deals with Disney where several of his films are schedukled. He produced "Habibi and Ainum" (2012) that hit the highest Indonesian audience to date about 4.7 million.
Fedi Nuril plays the leading male in all three versions.
Laudy Cynthia Bella plays the leading lady in the first two films of the series
Raline Shah plays the second wife in the first two scripts. She goes from a desperate suicide attempt to a respectful. She was award nominated for for this role
Landung Simatupang played the mother of Arini who suffered her own indignity, but calmed down her daughter..
Reza Rahadian plays Dr. Syarief who cares for Rini in Hungary. He appears in the second two films Also in "Habibi & Ainum" playing the lead and won a national award) and also "Kartini:Princess of Java" (2017). http://www.therealjohndavidson.com/2020/11/kartini-princess-of-java-feminist.html
At this point I am unsure how to see the final film, but suspect it might become available thru the Disney streaming. There is already a moral dilemma lined up. A reminder that time is running out for viewing on Netflix, January.
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