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A young man torn between loyalty and justice confronts the truth of his father figure that may destroy them both.

FeatureLab 2017
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Title: Autobiography
Year: 2022
Directed by: Makbul Mubarak
Premiere & awards: Venice International Film Festival 2022, Orizzonti, FIPRESCI Prize
Produced by: Kawankawan Media (Indonesia)
In co-production with: In Vivo Films (France), Potocol (Singapore), Staron Film (Poland), Cinematografica (Philippines), NiKo Film (Germany), Qatar
Countries: Indonesia, France, Singapore, Poland, Philippines, Germany, Qatar


With his father in prison and his brother abroad for work, young Rakib works as the lone housekeeper in an empty mansion belonging to Purna, a retired general whose family Rakib’s clan have served for centuries in a rural Indonesian town. After Purna returns home to start his mayoral election campaign, Rakib bonds with the older man, who becomes a close mentor and father figure, and finds his calling as Purna’s assistant in work and life. When Purna’s election poster is found vandalised one day, Rakib doesn’t hesitate to track down the culprit, kicking off an escalating chain of violence.

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Title: Autobiography

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