Rudy Habibie

Rudy Habibie: Habibie & Ainun 2 (stylized in the poster as {rudy habibie} (Habibie & Ainun 2)) is a 2016 Indonesian biographical historical drama film directed by Hanung Bramantyo. It is a prequel of Habibie & Ainun. The film stars Reza Rahadian, Chelsea Islan, Boris Bokir, Ernest Prakasa, Pandji Pragiwaksono, Rey Bong and Bastian Bintang Simbolon.[2]

Rudy Habibie
Habibie & Ainun 2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHanung Bramantyo
Produced byManoj Punjabi
Screenplay byGina S. Noer
Hanung Bramantyo
Based onRudy: Kisah Masa Muda Sang Visioner
by Gina S. Noer
StarringReza Rahadian
Chelsea Islan
Dian Nitami
Indah Permatasari
Ernest Prakasa
Boris Bokir
Rey Bong
Cornelio Sunny
Pandji Pragiwaksono
Bastian Bintang Simbolon
Music byTya Subiakto
CinematographyIpung Rachmat Syaiful
Edited byWawan I. Wibowo
MD Entertainment
Distributed byMD Pictures
Release date
June 30, 2016
Running time
142 mins
Box office$4.5 million or
Rp 60 billion[1]


Tuti Marini Puspowardojo and Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie has four children, among them is Bacharuddin Jusuf. "Rudy" Habibie. A native of Parepare, Sulawesi, Rudy is an aviation enthusiast, embraced by his father, who teaches him and whose prophetic teachings motivated him to be the person he aspires to be. Their family's early years are affected by the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies: they have to move to Gorontalo, staying in Alwi's family's house, then to Makassar, where Alwi dies whilst in sujud.

In Aachen, West Germany, adult Rudy is a soon-to-be college student. He soon meets his friend Liem Keng Kie, who introduces him to Ayu Puspitasari and Poltak Hasibuan. His green passport subjects him to prejudice, as those with blue passports are somehow smart, labeling him dumb; Rudy silences them down by ordering the customers' orders without penning them down, a "smart" ability.

Rudy is accepted for college. One day, his college is assigned to solve an aviation accident. Meanwhile, Ayu shows interest towards him. At the same time, he received prejudice for being raised by a cannibal father. His haters are silenced as he is able to solve the aviation accident assigned. He was later elected as leader of the Aachen Indonesian Students Union (PPI), a union for all Indonesian students studying abroad. He is soon criticized and humiliated for his unusual style of leadership. At a Tielman Brothers-run dance hall, Rudy meets Ilona, a Polish woman who once lived in Maluku. Her love for Indonesia and metaphoric mindset gets them closer, prompting envy from Ayu. He receives a letter from his mother about a woman named Hasri Ainun Besari, whom Rudy once had a crush on when he was in high school. A proposal made by Rudy for the PPI is accepted; inducing a violent political debate.

The program, a counter-revolutionary, ran well. The Embassy of Indonesia in West Germany orders for the Government of Indonesia be credited in all prints related to the program; Rudy rejects, saying that the program is not meant for them, but for the whole country. The Embassy supports him. Rudy's program causes himself and the supporters to be severely beaten; Ayu defends Rudy's side and condemns the opposition's malice. Rudy, willing to spread the word, posts pamphlets amidst a cold winter, and thus he faints. He is quickly hospitalized, and is soon allowed to be discharged. At the hospital, Rudy meets his mother, who traveled from Indonesia.

After questioning Rudy's feelings for her, Ilona decides to move on from Rudy. At the same time, Rudy created a submarine blueprint he wishes to be manufactured in Indonesia, but financial shortcomings led to the only possibility being making it a German product; Rudy refuses to. He then gives up on everything and deems himself a failure. His mother, now back to Indonesia, tells him not to give up, despite how hard it is to reach the summit.

At Aachen Hauptbahnhof, Ilona is about to leave Germany for Poland. Rudy meets her as part of an appointment. Although Ilona expected Rudy to follow her to Poland to start a new life, he did not. Ilona concedes, saying that she supports Rudy's grand plan on modernizing Indonesia. They hugged each other and Ilona embarked on the train. As it accelerates, they looked at each other, crying helplessly.

Right before the credits, Rudy narrates: "This is far from over. I will never give up. I love Indonesia, I believe in Indonesia, and I will always fight for the motherland."


  • Reza Rahadian as B. J. Habibie
  • Bima Azriel as young Habibie
  • Bastian Bintang Simbolon as teen Habibie
  • Chelsea Islan as Illona Ianovska
  • Ernest Prakasa as Liem Keng Kie
  • Indah Permatasari as Ayu
  • Pandji Pragiwaksono as Peter Manumasa
  • Boris Bokir as Poltak Hasibuan
  • Dian Nitami as R. A. Tuti Marini Puspowardojo
  • Donny Damara as Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie
  • Manoj Punjabi as Necmettin Erbakan


  1. ^ "Data penonton tahun 2016". Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Rudy Habibie (Habibie & Ainun 2) Luncurkan Trailer Perdana". April 26, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.