A film by Dwi Sujanti Nugraheni


In the constant stream of hoping, failing and making new plans, Denok and Gareng stay united in their passionate struggle to make it up the hill one day. In the modest house of Gareng’s mum, the young couple starts a small pig business, looking for the lucky streak to come over the family. But new challenges constantly arise, putting their cheerfulness and patience on trial. In an entirely observational approach DENOK & GARENG explores a strong loving relationship inside a strikingly vivid family that sticks together, fights back and laughs, about what others would call a Sisyphus fate.


  • Author /DirectorDwi Sujanti Nugraheni
  • CinematographyKurnia Yudha
  • SoundAbdi Kusuma Surbakti
  • EditorGregorius Arya Dhipayana
  • ProducerDwi Sujanti Nugraheni
  • ProducerSusann Schimk
  • Jörg Trentmann


Salaya International Documentary Film Festival (2013): Best ASEAN Documentary
ChopShots, Jakarta (2012): 2nd Best International Documentary
Apresiasi Film Indonesia (2013): Best Film
Festival Film Indonesia (2013): Best Film
Jogja Asian Film Festival (2013): Netpac Award, Silver Hanoman Award


89 Min, Documentary, HD, Dolby SR, Color,(16:9
© 2012 Jawa Dwipa Films / credo:film GmbH Funded by Goethe Institut Indonesien, The Ford Foundation, Jakarta Arts Council, Tembi Rumah Budaya Distribution

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