Titian Serambut Dibelah Tujuh

 

Chaerul Umam

1982 | 110 min | Indonesia | 13+

A city-trained teacher’s progressive methods cause resentment in a faraway village. The locals attempt to dispose of the teacher by accusing him of attempted rape. In a related development, a young girl is accused of being immoral after resisting the advances of a “pious” citizen. It’s up to a traveling Muslim preacher to expose the community’s rampant hypocrisy.

Best Screenplay, The Indonesian Film Festival, 1983