The film depicts the period leading up to the coup and several days after it. In a time of economic turmoil, six generals are kidnapped and killed by the PKI and Air Force, purportedly to preempt a coup against President Sukarno. General Suharto destroys the coup and, afterwards urges the Indonesian populace to commemorate those killed and fight against all forms of communism. The film shows the G30S leadership as ruthless and planning “every move to the last detail”, taking joy in using excessive violence and torturing the generals, depictions which have been read as portraying “the state’s enemies as outside the realm of the human”.
Pengkhianatan G30S-PKI (1984)
Director:Arifin C. Noer