Synopsis: Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Durtch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up there as son of colonial official Hendrik, now missing. Their adventures intertwine with Johan's childhood memories, especially concerning his native best friend, Oeroeg, who joined the rebellion, as well as their nanny and later de facto stepmother. Conflicting loyalties become tangible in extreme situations.
Genre: Drama
100 min

- I kept out of their hands.

I went into hiding.

You look wonderful.

I'm looking for father.

Yes, he was here.

Come with me.

Good morning, Miss Banning.

- The very man I was looking for.

This is Johan ten Berghe.

He was in Struiswijk Camp with your


You're his son!

My name is Van Amerongen,

remember me?

Uncle Chris!

Come to our room. It will

do Valerie good to see you.

Do come.

The Japs broke all of us.

Your father has done what we can't.

He's left Batavia.

To go where?

- We don't know. Probably back...

What? To the plantation?

To Kebon Jati?

But that's much too dangerous!

They say it's enemy territory.

The TNI is in control.

Your father return to Kebon Jati

as soon as he was free.

He talked about you so much recently.

Valerie, look who's here.


Hendrik's son!

Why did you come back?

Valerie, you can see...

No, not just that...

I wanted to see the

East Indies again.

This place?

- Valerie, really...

First the Japs, then the extremists

with their Red & White!

They want to get rid of us!

She's confused. It's

the camp and here...

Where are we going?

- Kebon Jati.

Kebon Jati?

- My father's there.

The lieutenant has leave?

- The lieutenant's taken leave.

Stop here.



I say, Twan...

I'll go on alone now.

- Listen...

if they ask where I am...

I had to meet my father

- I'm going too.

I can't ask you that...

We're not allowed any further.

We're a team. I'm your

driver, aren't I?

Twan, just stay here.

I'll skirt the lake up there.

Cover me from here. Look...

Hey, that's...

That's the house on the photo!

- Yes,that's Kebon Jati.

If I'm not back in an hour,

just go back.

I can't do that!

- Mortier,

Do as you're told!

Pisang gorng.

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Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths (born 4 April 1935, Ancoats, Manchester), is an English dramatist. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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