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Rako Prijanto

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Rako Prijanto
Born (1973-05-04) May 4, 1973 (age 48)
Magelang, Central Java,  Indonesia
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Rako Prijanto (born in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia 4 May 1973) is a generation of young filmmakers in the era of the 2000s (the revival of the Indonesian film industry). As a film director, many of his best cinema works come to enliven the Indonesian film industry.


He began his career as assistant director of Rudy Soedjarwo and Riri Riza. He also played in the film Tragedi in 2001. In 2002, Rako Prijanto was trusted by Mira Lesmana to make Rangga's love poem in the film "Ada Apa dengan Cinta" (2002). This poem became popular with young people, who immediately recognized the poem as a fragment of the film "Ada Apa dengan Cinta".

In 2007 he directed a drama romance film Merah Itu Cinta (Love is Red) that nominated for Indonesian Film Festival 2007 (7 nominees)

"The Clerics" (Indonesian: Sang Kiai - 2013) follows the story of a Muslim Cleric Hasyim Asyari through the Japanese Occupation of Indonesia and the Indonesian National Revolution. Rako won the Best Director title on the Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) 2013. This film won 4 awards and 4 nominee on the event.

In April 2014, it was announced that Rako Prijanto in collaboration with a production house named Oreima Pictures, would work on three feature film projects. The first project announced was titled "3 Nafas Likas", based on a text by Titien Watimena and starring Atiqah Hasiholan, Vino G. Bastian, Tutie Kirana, Marissa Anita, and Mario Irwinsyah. This film get 7 nominees on Indonesian Film Festival 2014.[1]


Year Film Genre Production /

Distribution by

Role Description
2001 Tragedi Action Actor as Ran A film directed by Rudy Soedjarwo
2002 Eliana, Eliana Drama I Sinema & Miles Films Actor Directed by Riri Riza
2003 Arisan Drama, Comedy Kalyana Shira Film Actor By Nia Dinata (director)
2003 Biola Tak Berdawai Drama, Romance Warner Indonesia Actor & Assistan Director Film by Sekar Ayu Asmara
2005 Ungu Violet Drama, Romance Sinemart Productions Director First film directed by Rako Prijanto
2007 D'Bijis Comedy Rapi Films
2007 Merah Itu Cinta (Love is Red)[2] Drama, Romance Rapi Films 2007 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) 7 nominees
2008 Oh My God Drama Oreima Films
2008 Takut: Faces of Fear Horror Komodo Films Horror anthology with 4 stories and multi director
2009 Benci Disko Comedy Rapi Films
2009 Krazy Crazy Krezy Comedy 999 Pictures
2009 Maling Kutang Comedy Rapi Films
2009 Preman In Love (Tough Guy in Love)[3] Comedy MD Pictures
2010 Roman Picisan Drama, Romance MD Pictures
2010 Pengantin Sunat Comedy Rapi Films
2011 Perempuan-Perempuan Liar Comedy, Drama Multivision Plus
2012 Malaikat Tanpa Sayap Drama Starvision Bandung Film Festival 2012 - 1 win 2 nominees[4]
2012 Sang Kiai[5] Biography, Drama Rapi Films Win as best director on 2013 Indonesian Film Festival - 4 wins & 4 nominees[6]
2014 3 Nafas Likas Drama Oreima Films 2014 Indonesian Film Festival - 11 nominees[7]
2016 Bangkit! Action Oreima Films
2018 Asal Kau Bahagia Drama Falcon Pictures
2018 Teman tapi Menikah[8] Biography, Drama Falcon Pictures


  1. "Rako Prijanto: A sympathetic lens". The Jakarta Post. May 17, 2014.
  2. "Rapi Films - Merah itu Cinta". Rapi Films (in Bahasa Indonesia).
  3. "MD Pictures - Tough Guy in Love". www.mdpictures.com.
  4. "Complete List of 2012 Bandung Film Festival Winners". Tempo (in Bahasa Indonesia). 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  5. "Rapi Films - Sang Kiai". Rapi Films (in Bahasa Indonesia).
  6. Galuh, Maria Cicilia (December 8, 2013). "Complete list of winners of the 2013 Indonesian Film Festival". Okezone Celebrity (in Bahasa Indonesia).
  7. "FFI set to unveil Citra Award winners". The Jakarta Post. December 6, 2014.
  8. "#TemanTapiMenikah – Falcon Pictures". Falcon Pictures.

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