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FEATURE: Indonesians bored by ban on US films

CINEMATIC MIGRAINE:Fans are disappointed that Jakarata has yet to resolve its disagreement with big US studios, and fed up with watching old movies


“The whole world is at film ‘A’ and we’re at ‘Z’. I don’t care what disagreement they have. All I know is that as a movie fan, I’m left with no choice but to watch bad movies which give me bad migraines,” she said.

One movie theater manager in Jakarta, who declined to be named, said staff were bearing the brunt of customers’ frustrations.

“They have yelled at us asking if this means they have to go to Singapore or Australia just to watch a movie,” he said.

Indonesia’s blogosphere, meanwhile, is seething.

“The absence of Hollywood movies is an epic fail in this country,” said Rizky Danurwindo, a blogger.

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