Wajan

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Docudrama

The ceremonies of the Balinese get a trivialized movie treatment in this borderline documentary that throws an intrusive story line onto island legends. The thin plot has a witch causing havoc as her son falls for the girl next door. To save the romance (in addition to wiping out a plague) the witch is exorcised and killed. The filmmakers show no respect...read more

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The ceremonies of the Balinese get a trivialized movie treatment in this borderline documentary that throws an intrusive story line onto island legends. The thin plot has a witch causing havoc as her son falls for the girl next door. To save the romance (in addition to wiping out a plague)

the witch is exorcised and killed. The filmmakers show no respect for their subject, resulting in a condescending piece of tripe. Ironically, the movie had its New York opening at a former striptease emporium.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The ceremonies of the Balinese get a trivialized movie treatment in this borderline documentary that throws an intrusive story line onto island legends. The thin plot has a witch causing havoc as her son falls for the girl next door. To save the romance (i… (more)

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