Director: Joko Anwar
Indonesia | 2005 | 35mm | 85 Min. | OmeU
Film. It might be the greatest gift of art to human beings. We all know how a film is made: it is written, shot, edited, and then it can be screened and enjoyed by the people in theatres.
But not many people know the role of this young 22 years old young man named Joni in the overall process mentioned above. He is the man behind the scene. He is the one who determines whether we can watch the movie in the theatre or not. He is a reel delivery man.
When Joni is on duty, a film reel will be delivered on time so the spectators will never see this sign on the screen: "SORRY, WAITING FOR THE NEXT REEL." That is Joni’s promise.
But one day, it seems that the whole town is conspiring against him, making it difficult for him to deliver the last reel on time, just when he has something big at stake, a promise to the girl of his future.
Joni has to deal with so many eccentric characters, small roads of Jakarta that are similar to labirinth, competing with time to fulfill his promise.
Will Joni make it? Is his battle a waste?