Postcards From The Zoo

Postcards From The Zoo

Drama, Indonesia/GermanyHong-Kong/China, 2012
35mm – Color – 96 min – Dolby Digital

A German-Indonesian Co-production between: BABIBUTAFILM and PALLAS FILM

Supported by:
Torino Film Lab Hubert Bals Fund Gotenborg International Film Festival Fund Sundance Institute L’Atelier Cinefondation Cinemart Asian Project Market


Author: Edwin, Daud Sumolang, Titien Wattimena

Director: Edwin

Producers: Meiske Taurisia, Lorna Tee, Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner

Abandoned in the zoo by her father when she was a little girl, Lana grew up surrounded by animals, boundaries and and the sounds of an subdued wilderness. Raised by animal trainers, the zoo is the only world she knows. She learns to appreciate the graceful steps of the hippo, the elegance of the giraffe, the dignity of an elephant flipping it‘s ears. One day, a handsome young man enters her world, a charismatic cowboy who knows some magical tricks. Lana falls in love. She becomes his assistant in performing magic. At his side, she leaves the zoo for the very first time. But one day, during one of his performances, the magician disappears. Lana is sold to a massage parlour and works as a masseuse ‚with benefits‘. In her heart she sadly longs for the magician and the animals that used to make her world a world full of meaning. Between remembrance of things past and the desire to find her own path Lana has to make up her mind. She leaves the massage parlour and sets out on a quest for a possibly impossible place: home.

Actro / Actress: Role:
Ladya Cheryl  Lana
Nicolas Saputra  Magier / Cowboy
Adjie Nur Ahmad  The Boss
Klarysa Aurelia Raditya  The young Lana
Dave Lumenta  Oom Dave
Nazyra C. Noer


International Film Festival Berlin, 2012 Competition