Sunday, November 29, 2009


Cina and Annisa love God
and God loves them both
But Cina and Annisa cannot love each other
because they call God by different names

The short-yet-powerful synopsis of CIN[T]A, an Indonesian movie that I wanted to watch the most since half a year ago, but until now, I haven't watched it since almost no Indonesian movie is screened here. And in Indonesia, the movie is going to be a 'lawas' movie already. Crap, yes, but what can I do? I just can go somewhere to find the DVD. Lol.

Okay, let's get back to the movie. My wish is not that important, actually.

The main cast of the film is only three characters: Cina, Annisa, and God. Yes, God. I was quite surprised to find 'God' in one of its main casts. Then, I thought, yes, it's a good way to describe how God plays His role in human's life.

cin(T)a : cina (Tuhan) annisa

It's just perfect.

Annisa is 6 years older than Cina, but it's not a problem, love doesn't know what age is.
Annisa didn't finish her study, Cina still cannot earn money, but it's also not a problem, love doesn't consider it.
Annisa is an actress, Cina is only a college freshman, but it's really not a problem, love doesn't care about strata.
The only thing matters is how they worship God. Cina is christian, while Annisa is moslem. They know and love God, but the God they know is in different faces. And, that's the only thing parting them and their love.

The problem of this movie is so simple, but as I remember, no other movie has bring up this theme although this is the most common problem that people (in our country at least) face in their love lives. They love so called 'the wrong person' and are forced to give up on their happiness. Their surroundings will try so hard to separate them: family, relatives, friends. Some try to run from the pressure, they leave their family, their lives, their everything, and start a new life. They will be happy, yes, but part of them will be sad, of course.

Is there any solution to this problem? Can't people stand still on their religion while love the other 'different' party at the same time? Can't people form a family with different religion base?

Maybe, the answer is yes, they can, but they may not.

It's so sad that a couple should give up on each other because of one same thing that they perceive to be different. Some people can keep their marriage well although they stand on different boats. So, why can't the others??? Why should they keep their selfishness although they know that the God(s) they worship is actually the one and only?

I love this quote very much
Annisa: Kenapa Allah nyiptain manusia beda-beda kalo Dia cuma mau disembah dengan satu cara?
Cina: Makanya Tuhan nyiptain cinta, biar yang beda-beda bisa jadi satu

Then, why does this kind of problem still exist? Why they should quarrel because of God? I am sure God himself doesn't want His people to quarrel on His name. So, why, why, why?

I am so confused right now although I am not facing this kind of problem. Haha. I just confuse myself.

Trailer cin(T)a high quality from Erickson Siregar on Vimeo.

This is the trailer of the film. And you can see at the end of the trailer, they pray together with their own way. For me, the duet is just more than beautiful. Maybe that's what God wants, not a separation or breaking up or everlasting quarrels.

U're the best I've ever had

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