Director Ifa Isfansyah's latest induction into fantasy martial arts action in Pendekar Tongkat Emas (The Golden Cane Warrior) already bares some significant potential for greatness with Indonesia's cinematic revival in recent years, otherwise aided by popular producer duo Riri Riza and Mira Lesmana. With that in mind, onlookers got a first glimpse last month with a teaser to showcase what to expect from this cinematic transition from writer Jujur Prantano's screenplay, mingling high-flying action and intricate fight choreography with a story full of filial tribulations and drama to boot.
As the most honourable, powerful and respected institution, the Golden Cane School protects the kingdom from enemy attacks.
Golden Cane’s relic weapon and tactics have become a symbol of the strength, leadership and wisdom of the Golden Cane School. The Golden Cane is a deadly, unbeatable weapon, which until now, has only been possessed by Grandfather Wirabumi. Wirabumi, leader of the school and holder of the Golden Cane, is very old. It is known that he will pass the Golden Cane down to one of his best students — Biru, Dara or Banyu.
Wirabumi’s strongest student, Biru, has long desired to be the school’s leader and heir to the Golden Cane staff and moves. For him, this is the road to the peak of power. Unexpectedly, Wirabumi chooses Dara as the successor. Biru and the King’s heir, who has the same ambition, plan to snatch the Golden Cane from Wirabumi and Dara. They poison and kill Wirabumi, but Dara and Banyu manage to escape.
Betrayed, Dara and Banyu vow revenge for their master. They are also worried that the kingdom and the Golden Cane institution will fall into the wrong hands. They seek the only person left who knows the Golden Cane moves — the Golden Cane Warrior. This is Wirabumin’s last message before his death.
Who is the Golden Cane Warrior?
Can they find him and prevent a disaster?