Photocopier a.k.a Penyalin Cahaya is the 2021 Indonesian film that has been the directorial debutof Wregas Bhanuteja. He also happens to write the screenplay of the film. The movie got its worldwide premiere in October last year at the 26th Busan International Film Festival. Adhyaksa Ekatama and Ajish Dibyo produced the movie.
The movie also has the maximum Citra Awards to date won by a single movie to its credit. The movie recently made its way on to Netflix on January 13, 2022. Let’s find out what critic has to say about this mystery thriller.
What Our Critic has to Say About Photocopier?
A photocopier is an Indonesian film that takes the road less traveled. With not so happy ending and justice served not so quickly, the movie follows the journey of a young girl Sur who tries to recall the events of the night she can’t remember clearly.
The story is a gripping tale that shows the harsh reality of the society- gender stereotypes where boys are free to roam and smoke in public while a girl, if attempts to do so, is deprived of education for the rest of her life and sensitive issue of sexual abuse and terrible culture of shaming the victim.
The performance by the protagonist, essayed by Shenina Syawalita Cinnamon, is quite a commendable one, with her transformation from a weak and timid girl to a fearless woman who stands up for the truth against the ugly taunts of the society. The actors’ strong narrative and superb acting will make you hooked to the screen till the very end.
Should You Stream or Skip Photocopier?
Although the movie begins on a slow note, it takes up its pace and sets the tone right. This vibrant film makes for a compelling watch for sure. It also uses metaphor to depict the beautiful meaning, and at times certain scenes make the audience feel for Sur. All in all, a must-watch. So stream it right away.
What is Photocopier All About?
The story’s premise follows the journey of a young girl named Sur, who is a college student studying computers. She soon becomes part of a theatre group in the college and makes a small family with her friends there. But unknown about how the night will turn her life upside down, she goes to a party with her pals to celebrate their performance that won.
But the next morning, when she gets up, she cannot remember anything clearly but feels it is surely more than just wine. She tries her best to join pieces of memories from the evening and fears that one of her friends might have done something inappropriate with her. But will she be able to discover the truth and prove her innocence? Well, for that you will have to watch the movie.
Where to Watch Photocopier?
The movie is available to stream on Netflix in 4k resolution and the subtitles. So without any further ado, watch it right away!