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Based on a legendary novel of the same name, Balada si Roy (The Ballads of Roy) is a coming-of-age story set in a 1980s small town called Serang. The story follows Roy, a new kid in town who tries to adapt to his new life in Serang and deals with his teenage angst.
Roy is always the center of attention. He is handsome, cool, and a bit of a badass. His personality as a new kid attracts the attention of the notorious ruler gang of his new school. The attention quickly turns into tension when Roy starts to have a fling with Ani, the most beautiful girl in school. It turns out, that Ani has a special place in the heart of the notorious school gang boss, named Dullah.
Roy’s life starts to turn upside down. His feud with Dullah leads him to form his new gang to fight Dullah’s oppression in school. Roy and his gang are heavily involved in gang fights, illegal motorbike races, and delinquent nightlife.
Giving up and losing someone is not an option for Roy. He is determined to get up and struggles to find answers to his questions. Finally, Leaving his home and traveling alone is his choice to find his true self.

  • Fajar Nugros
  • Salman Aristo
  • Susanti Dewi
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    1 hour 48 minutes 41 seconds
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    October 29, 2022
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Director Biography - Fajar Nugros

Fajar Nugros is an Indonesian Film Director with 10+ years of experience. Fajar is currently finishing his films with IDN Pictures titled 'Srimulat: Hil Yang Mustahal', a biographical comedy film based on the legendary Indonesian comedy group, and Inang, a psychological thriller that marked his first horror film. Balada si Roy is an adaptation of a phenomenal coming-of-age novel from the 80s. All of his films have a socio-realistic view of Indonesian society today.

Currently, he leads IDN Pictures along with Susanti Dewi, Film Producer, after their film company IDN Media has acquired Demi Istri Production in April 2020.

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