6 movies that boost tourism in Indonesia


The successful Eat, Pray, Love

The film features Ubud in Bali and Padang-Padang Beach.

Thanks to Eat, Pray, Love, more tourists chose to visit to see. The pictured locations Bali Not to mention the number of people choosing to visit Ubud just to consult with the ‘Balian’ healer in the film, Ketut Liyer mention.

Many tour packages inspired by Liz Gilbert’s journey in Bali – live near a rice field, scouring the traditional market, swimming, hiking and, consulting a palm-reader – have sprung up over the years.

The philosophers

The newly released fantasy thriller tells the story of the 20 students from an international school in Jakarta.

They are challenged by their teacher to 10 choose between them to take be granted. In case of a nuclear apocalypse the privilege of shelter

The philosophers was filmed in various locations in Indonesia, including Bromo in East Java, Belitung Island in Sumatra and the Prambanan temple in Central Java.

The film, which reportedly used many special effects, has not been released to the general public. On the market for the United States and Canada is scheduled for this fall.

So far, it’s shown at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland and the Fantasy Filmfest in Germany.

Java heat

Java Heat and Alex Cross

Alex Cross is a character in a series of novels written by James Patterson.

The series is adapted to the screen, and uses the name of the character as its title.

Part of the film scene in 2012 were shot in Bali.

Java Heat, a 2013 crime thriller film, took the integration of Indonesia – especially Java – in the story a step further.

They chose local actor Ario Bayu and Atiqah Hasiholan actress to play prominent supporting roles with Hollywood stars like Mickey Rourke.

Java Heat reminiscent of the guns galore-style that was a big trend in 1990 action movies, but it also gives a decent glimpse of the Indonesian culture and the magnificent Borobudur.

The Fall

One of the points of the winning 2006 film The Fall is the brilliant use of the beautiful locations in the world.

The adventure fantasy directed by Tarsem Singh included scenes filmed in places like Jantar Mantar in India, the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Colosseum in Italy, Teatro Opera in Argentina income Butterfly Reef in Fiji.

A scene took place in the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Ubud, Bali, and there is also an extended scene where the Kecak dance in Bali took place in the open space under the reliefs of Mount Kawi, too.

Laskar pelangi

Laskar Pelangi

There are plenty of local films depicting the Indonesian landscape, but Laskar Pelangi (2008) is one that caught our attention the most.

Set in the Bangka Belitung Islands, the film garnered national success and a boost to the region’s popularity among tourists.

The Bangka Belitung Islands, with its beach decorated by huge granite structures, has become one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations.

Some of the sites are now marked with signs, “Laskar Pelangi’s film location.” A gallery was built in honor of the film and the novel it was based on and off in the Gantung magistrate was called Jl. Laskar Pelangi.


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