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The Mangoes

The Mangoes

1h38m Indonesia 2012


When Muhamad Zein Pundagau becomes a transvestite and changes his name to Renita, his traditional family forces him out of their home. His decision is unacceptable to his father, a religious teacher and leader. Renita has to rely on a meager income as a beauty salon employee and sometime prostitute, but his colourful and candid personality make him indomitable. After 25 years in Jakarta he decides to return to his home village to seek his parents’ forgiveness.


Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian
Director: Tonny Trimarsanto
Cast: Renita
Awards: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2013

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