1951-1960ComedyIndonesiaMusicalUsmar Ismail

Usmar Ismail – Tiga Dara AKA Three Maidens (1956)

Tiga Dara (Indonesian for Three Maidens) is a 1956 Indonesian musical comedy film starring Chitra Dewi, Mieke Wijaya, and Indriati Iskak. Directed by Usmar Ismail for Perfini, the film follows three sisters who live with their father and grandmother. When the eldest sister, Nunung, shows no interest in marrying, her family tries to find a husband for her.

Produced using government credit and written in an attempt to cover Perfini’s outstanding debts, Tiga Dara was intended to be commercial despite Ismail’s disapproval of such works. After it was released on 24 August 1957, the film was an immense popular success, launching the careers of its stars, earning the highest box office returns of any Perfini film, and being screened in first-class cinemas. However, even though Tiga Dara was shown at the 1959 Venice Film Festival and received Best Musical Arrangement at the 1960 Indonesian Film Week, Ismail considered it a compromise of his initial vision for Perfini.

Since its release, Tiga Dara has been considered a classic of Indonesian cinema, with themes which remain relevant for modern Indonesian society. In 2015 Tiga Dara was restored and converted to 4K digital by L’immagine Ritrovata Laboratory. This restoration, which has had unfortunately limited exposure and no disc release, is presented here in the 720p webdl which is its only commercial VOD distribution to date.

1.81GB | 1h 54m | 1280×720 | mkv



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