Rudy Hartono, 22-year-old Indonesian badminton ace of Chinese descent, has taken up the role of movie star as well.
Rudy Hartono, 22-year-old Indonesian badminton ace of Chinese descent, has taken up the role of movie star as well. Hartono, who has won the unofficial worlds means singles badminton championships... and has only been beaten ten times in the past five years.....is the hero of a new film being shot on location in Djakarta and Bandung and called "The Death of an Angel". In his screen debut he plays a dashing young lover. The film is likely to prove a huge box-office success in Indonesia where Hartono is a national hero and where romantic screen dramas enjoy wide appeal.
SYNOPSIS: March 1970, and Rudy Hartono from Indonesia serves to Denmark's Svend Pri during the Mens Singles finals of the Al-England Badminton Champion ships. Hartono, 22-year-old Chinese, had been beaten only ten times in five years. In this match has Danish opponent was playing a subdued game and Hartone....the unofficial Mens Singles Badminton Champion of the World had little difficulty in winning.
This month, however, Rudy Hartono has all started on a career as a screen hero.
Film Director Waju Sihombing briefs Hartono for a sequence in "The Death. Of Angel" in which he plays a dashing love. The film was written by the director, an co-stars Miss Poppy Dharsono.
The film is likely to prove a huge box-office success in Indonesia where Rudy Hartono is already a national hero through his brilliance at badminton, and where to many thousands of filmgoers enjoy romantic screen dramas....even if most tend to end tragically.
A helping hand for the heroine.
Hartono takes his acting seriously, and here seen discussing a difficult scene.
Despite the inevitability of success as a screen "heart-throb", Rudy Hartono insists he will not let his new movie career get in the way of his main objective....to win further titles on wo??? badminton courts.