The price of power.
|With his father in prison and his brother working abroad, young Kib works as the housekeeper in an empty mansion belonging to a retired general. The old soldier returns home to start his mayoral election campaign and make the short but all-too-familiar transition from the military to political life, becoming a sinister and controlling father figure to the young man. The general is pushing forward a hydro-electric development project that will see many local farmers lose their land. He will not stand for any opposition and Kib is inevitably drawn into an escalating chain of violence. This simmering political thriller marks the feature debut of one of Indonesia’s leading critics and won wide acclaim on its premiere at Venice.