Crocodile Tears
by Tumpal Tampubolon
  • Countries : Indonesia/France
  • Estimated date of shooting : Octobre 2022
  • With the support of Aide aux Cinémas du Monde and region Nouvelle Aquitaine

An aging crocodile park in Java. This is where Johan and his mother Mama live, hidden from the outside world.

Sometimes, Mama confides in a large albino crocodile as if it were a family member, which seems normal to Johan, who has lived with animals his whole life. When Johan and Arumi – a waitress at a karaoke – meet by chance, they fall in love. After which Johan proposes that she come live with them. This intrusion disturbs Mama and threatens to destroy the fragile equilibrium of the family.

  • Autor – Director : Tumpal Tampubolon
  • Producers : Claire Lajoumard, Mandy Marahimin
  • Countries : Indonesia – France
  • Language : Indonesian
  • Estimated date of shooting : October 2022
  • Length : 90 minutes

Tumpal Tampubolon is an Indonesian scriptwriter and director.

He first studied mathematics before devoting himself to cinema after graduating. In 2007 he participated in the Asian Young Filmmakers in Jeonju, South Korea. He directed Drum Lesson during this period. He directed Mamalia in 2010, one of the short films for Belkibolang Omnibus Film. Belkibolang was selected in Rotterdam, Hong-Kong, Jeonju and in Udine Far East Film Festival. In 2014 he won the Citra Best Screenplay Award for Tabula Rasa, one of the most prestigious recompensations in Indonesia.

Filmography

  • CROCODILE TEARS – feature film – in development
  • TABULA RASA – feature film / Scriptwriter, 2014 / Best original screenplay – Citra Award
  • ROCKET RAIN – feature film / Scriptwriter, 2013 / Best Non-Cinema Film and Best director at the Apresiasi Film Festival of Indonesia / Geber Award for the Best film at the Jogja-Netpac Festival / International Film Festival of Karlovivary
  • SOLERAM – short film / Director, 2011
  • MAMALIA – Belkibolang Omnibus Film / Director, 2010 / International Film Festival of Rotterdam / International Film Festival of Hong-Kong / International Film Festival of Jeonju / Udine Far East Film Festival
  • DRUM LESSON – short film / Director, 2008
  • THE LAST BELIEVER – short film / Director, 2006 / Best fiction short film at the International Film Festival of Jakarta

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