Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Film Screening Nusantara Study Group

  • What Nusantara Study Group
  • When Feb 06, 2015 from 02:00 to 04:00
  • Where Invalidenstraße 118, Room 117
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Berbagi suami / Love for Share


Directed by Nia Dinata, (2006) OV: Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles




When: 06 February 2015 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Room 117 – IAAW – Invalidenstr. 118 (1st floor)


Film Synopsis:

This is the story of three women that live a polygamy life. It's about the consequences and the acceptance of the status of being the ‘other wife’. There are three stories, packed with satire and surprisingly connected with the other stories.

Salma (Jajang C. Noer) is a woman with a fortunate past and is a professional doctor. She married a wealthy and loyal man named H. Ali Rohim, who is a businessman. After the marriage, he decides to marry two other women, Indri and Ima. Salma accepts it, but her son Nadin (Winky Wiryawan) who is the reason why Salma accepts polygamy, grows up to be a man who denies the concept.

Esi (Shanty) is a Javanese woman who wants to be a make-up artist. She is brought to Jakarta by her Uncle (Lukman Sardi) to help her with her goal. But in that case, she should accept to be married to her uncle. The Uncle has already two other wives: Dwi (Rieke Diah Pitaloka) and Sri (Ria Irawan). At first, Esi accepts the marriage, but tries to escape later from the house with Dwi, one of the other wives.

Ming (Dominique Agisca Diyose) is a Mandarin woman who wants to be an actress. Apart from going to acting school, she works as a waitress in a duck-roast restaurant which is owned by the married couple Koh Abun (Tio Pakusadewo) and Cik Linda (Ira Maya Sopha). Koh Abun desires Ming and decides to keep Ming as his young wife without Cik Linda's acceptance. (Source: