Djaoeh Dimata (Out of Sight) is a 1948 film from what is now Indonesia,
written and directed by Andjar Asmara for the South Pacific Film
Corporation (SPFC). Starring Ratna Asmara (pictured) and Ali Joego, it
follows a woman who goes to Jakarta to find work after her husband is
blinded in an accident. She becomes a singer and achieves wide acclaim,
but eventually returns home. SPFC's first production, Djaoeh Dimata took
two to three months to film and cost almost 130,000 gulden. The first
domestically produced feature film to be released in five years, Djaoeh
Dimata received favourable reviews, although financially it was
outperformed by Roestam Sutan Palindih's Air Mata Mengalir di Tjitarum
(released soon after). The film's cast remained active in the Indonesian
film industry, some for another thirty years, and SPFC produced six more
works before closing in 1949. A copy of the film is stored at Sinematek
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djaoeh_Dimata>
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