We’ve already done a compilation of Indonesian movie posters that were almost certainly heavily “influenced” by international movie posters (which is putting it nicely). But it looks like Indonesian filmmakers still aren’t done with semi-plagiarizing Hollywood movie posters.
You may be familiar with the famous text-over-close-up-of-face motif used in the poster for ‘The Social Network’, the movie that tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg founding Facebook while alienating plenty of people along the way.
The recently released posters for an upcoming Indonesian movie, “Bulan Terbelah di Langit Amerika” (‘The Moon Splits Above the American Sky’), uses the exact same motif:
Despite the apparent lack of creativity in the poster department, we must admit we are somewhat intrigued by the movie’s premise. ‘Bulan’ tells the story of Hanum, an Indonesian journalist based in Vienna, Austria, who is tasked with interviewing Muslims and non-Muslims in the US just after the 9/11 attacks so they can answer the question, ‘Would the world be better without Islam?’ That’s definitely heavier subject matter than your usual Indonesian sexy ghost movie.
Rizal Mantovani directs the movie, which was based on a novel of the same name by authors Hanum Rais and Rangga Almahendra. The movie is planned to be released before the end of 2015.