“Sayap-Sayap Patah,” a true story movie about antiterrorism in Indonesia

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A scene from “Sayap-Sayap Patah” (Source: Denny Siregar Production)

Jakarta, IO – Since its release on August 18, the film “Sayap-Sayap Patah” (Broken Wings), inspired by a 2018 tragedy at the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters, Kelapa Dua, Depok, has been viewed by more than 1 million cinemagoers.

The film, starring Nicholas Saputra and Ariel Tatum, tells the story of 150 terrorism convicts who broke into the Brimob detention center and took the prison guards hostage. In the effort to free the hostages, five members of Special Detachment (Densus) 88 anti-terrorism squad were killed.

The film, directed by Rudi Soedjarwo and written by Denny Siregar, tells the story of Police First Inspector (posthumous) Yudi Rospuji a.k.a Aji (Nicholas Saputra), a Densus 88 personnel caught in the chaotic situation.

When Aji was risking his life to protect his colleagues and the country from being held hostage, his wife Nani (Ariel Tatum) was in labour. It’s a touching story of humanity. A story that depicts the perpetrators, in the name of “defending a religion,” has in fact broken the “wings” of a family who is also of the same religion as the perpetrators.