Umar Kayam to Wawan Wanisar, 8 Actors Involved in the G30S PKI Film

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Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie


The G30S PKI film is a must-see when September 30 arrives. Who are the actors?

Tinwarotul Fatonah

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 21:00 WIB

1NEWS – Indonesian people are presented with a docudrama entitled Eradication of the Treachery of the G30S PKI by 30 September.


The film, written by Arifin C. Noer, is always broadcast once a year on various private television stations to commemorate the events of the G30S PKI. In fact, this film was once a must-watch film for the people of Indonesia.


Actor Involved in the G30S PKI Film. [IMDb]

The film G30S PKI was first shown in 1984. The film tells the story of the period leading up to the coup of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), the kidnapping and murder of six generals, as well as showing the events of the change from the Soekarno regime to the Suharto regime.


This film stars several actors who are important figures in Indonesia. Anyone? Check out the list of actors involved in the G30S PKI film below.

1. Umar Kayam


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie

Umar Kayam is a writer, humanist, and academic from Ngawi. Umar Kayam had a career as a Professor at the University of Gadjah Mada.


In the film Pengkhargaan G30S PKI, the author of the novel Para Priyayi plays the character of President Soekarno. Umar Kayam was lined up to play President Soekarno because his body posture and face were similar to Soekarno.


2. Amoroso Katamsi


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in the G30S PKI Film. [YouTube/Official iNews]

In the film Penumpasan Pengkhargaan G30S PKI, Amoroso Katamsi plays the character of Major General Suharto who is very firm and authoritative. In the film, Suharto is told as a hero who succeeded in crushing the G30S PKI.


Thanks to the film that he starred in, Amoroso Katamsi’s name was successfully nominated for the Indonesian Film Festival and his name was known to the public.


3. Syubah Asa


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie

Syubah Asa is a senior Indonesian writer and journalist. Syubah Asa was once a member of the Jakarta Arts Council.


In the film G30S PKI, Syubah Asa played the character of DN Aidit, the figure of the Secretary General of the PKI at that time. DN Aidit was accused of being the mastermind behind the PKI at that time.


4. Kies Slamet


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in the G30S PKI Film. [YouTube]

Kies Slamet is an actor born in Blitar in 1941. His career as an actor has been successful from the 1970s to the 1990s.


Kies Slamet was also lined up to be one of the actors involved in the film G30S PKI. At that time, Kies Slamet played the role of General Soepardjo, the only general who co-led the 30 September movement.


5. Bram Adrianto


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie

Bram Adrianto is an Indonesian actor who was born on February 11, 1942 in Yogyakarta. Bram Adrianto started his career as a member of the theater led by Rendra Karno.


Bram Adrianto’s name became widely known by the public after he was involved as one of the actors in the film G30S PKI. Bram Adrianto plays Lieutenant Colonel Untung Sjamsuri, commander of the Cakrabirawa Battalion. In this film, Untung is depicted as being under the influence of the PKI.


6. Ade Irawan


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie

Ade Irawan is a senior Indonesian actress and wife of Indonesian actor and director, Bambang Irawan. Ade Irawan was born on April 5, 1937 and died on January 17, 2020.


Ade Irawan has started his career since the 1960s. In the film Penumpasan Pengkelektroan G30S PKI, Ade Irawan got the role of Johanna Sunarti Nasution. She is the wife of General AH. Nasution, the general who survived the kidnapping by the PKI.


7. Didi Sadikin


Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie
Actor Involved in G30S PKI Movie

Didi Sadikin is one of the actors involved in the film Penumpasan Pengkhargaan G30S PKI directed by Arifin C. Noer.


In the film, Didi Sadikin plays Colonel Sarwo Edhie. Sarwo Edhie received orders from Suharto to seize the RRI station which was controlled by the PKI at that time.


8. Wawan Wanisar


Wawan Wanisar [YouTube BG Tran]
Wawan Wanisar [YouTube BG Tran]

Wawan Wanisar is a senior Indonesian actor who was born on December 13, 1949 and died on March 20, 2021. His name is certainly familiar because Wawan Wanisar often stars in Indonesian soap operas and films.


Wawan Wanisar has also been involved as an actor in the film G30S PKI. At that time Wawan Wanisar played Pierre Tendean. Wawan Wanisar actually did the scene of burning cigarettes and being hit with a gun to deepen his role in the film.


Those were a number of actors who had been involved in the G30S PKI film which was always re-aired to commemorate the events of September 30, 1965.



Contributor: Agatha Vidya Nariswari

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