Nim’s Indonesian Adventure

Posted on February 19th, 2010 at 10:34 am by Farina


Have you seen Nim’s Island, an American film directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin? The film stars Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler. I just did so myself yesterday and there were something that caught my eyes and made me smile.

There was this part when Alexandra Rover, played by Jodie Foster is flying from San Francisco to Raratonga (Cook Islands) via Borneo (Kalimantan in Indonesia). It is very unlikely to happen because between San Francisco and Borneo the airplane will have well passed the Cook Islands. The nearest international airport that may take her to Cook Islands is Nadi in Fiji (South Pacific) and from there can fly to Cook Islands via Air Pacific. Borneo is in the Southeast Asia region. So it is crazy enough to transit in Asia while the destination is in the South Pacific island.

And when Alexandra rushes at Borneo airport, there is a sign written “Jogja Tourism”. Actually, Jogja (Yogyakarta) is in the island of Java, not Borneo.

I think, the filmmakers were just so in love and mesmerized with Indonesia that they can’t help but to include this beautiful country in the movie, no matter what it takes, although it doesn’t make any sense!

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