Ario Bayu | Actor
Sultan Agung: Tahta, Perjuangan, Cinta
This is a story of Raden Mas Rangsang (Marthino Lio). After his father passed away, still a teenager, he have to take over his father throne and given the title of Sultan Agung Hanyakrakusuma. Sultan Agung (Ario Bayu) must unite all kingdom in Java that's being separated by VOC politics under JP Coen. On the other hand, he also have to sacrifice his true love to Lembayung (Adinia Wirasti) by marrying noble woman against his choices. During his war against VOC, Sultan Agung also have to face many treason against him.
A project to create a thriller or a mystery that all the problems would be solved in the end of the film. This story is mixed with magical essence and an ancient beliefs like Javanese Guidance and Jayabaya Prophecy. The time and place are not clear, but the incident and the picture are suggesting a past: there are old trains, old buildings, but there are black and white television and small recording tape, however there can also be an argument: fiction world. The film begins with Eros, a cop, and Janus, a journalist, both trying to solve a murder case. The series murders are revealed bit by bit and lead to one problem: treasure, which is wanted by many people and always cause victims. Those murders are involving top government officials. There’s a will from filmmakers to implicitly give a social description of today’s Indonesia.