Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan
|Surat Kecil Untuk Tuhan|
|Directed by||Harris Nizam|
|Produced by||Sarjono Sutrisno|
|Written by||Beby Hasibuan|
|Music by||Thoersi Argeswara|
|Distributed by||Skylar Pictures|
Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan (phrasal translation: A Diary of Letters to God) is a 2011 Indonesian drama film. Directed by Harris Nizam and starring Dinda Hauw and Alex Komang, it follows a young girl's struggle with cancer. It was the best-selling Indonesian film of 2011.
Keke (Dinda Hauw) is a young girl with a loving father (Alex Komang) and mother, as well as loyal friends. She is diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (a cancer of connective tissues), which is unusual at her age. After undergoing twenty-five sessions of chemotherapy, the once healthy and beautiful Keke finds herself sickly and bald, with a disfigured face. Although the treatment initially works, the cancer returns a year later.
Doctors estimate that Keke has three months to live. To help her deal with her pain, she begins keeping a diary; through her writing she finds the strength to hold on for a year. As she begins to accept her fate, she writes a letter to God in her diary, asking that her family be kept safe.
- Dinda Hauw as Keke
- Alex Komang as the Father
Surat was based on the true story of Gita Sesa Wanda Cantika, a 15-year-old student who was diagnosed with and on 25 December 2006 died of the first reported case of Rhabdomyosarcoma in Indonesia. The story had been reported in 2009 by a pair of bloggers known as Agnes and Davonar. These blog posts were widely read and later novelised under the name Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan; the novelisation sold 350,000 copies.
Surat was the feature film debut of Dinda Hauw. Most of the cast and crew were relatively unknown; Alex Komang was the main exception. The film was produced by Sarjono Sutrisno, of Skylar Pictures.
Release and reception
Surat was released on 7 July 2011 after a press screening on two days earlier. It was the most-viewed Indonesian film of the year, seen by more than 750,000 people.[a] This was down from previous years.
|Indonesian Film Festival||2011||Best Leading Actor||Alex Komang||Nominated|
|Best Leading Actress||Dinda Hauw||Nominated|
|Best Musical Direction||Thoersi Argeswara||Nominated|
|Indonesian Movie Awards||2012||Best Newcomer||Dinda Hauw||Won|
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