Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch Empire for 3,5 centuries before Indonesia gained its Independence Day on 17th of August 1945. During the colonialization many urban legends appeared to cover the pain of the people or just to hope that freedom would came soon.
The era of colonialization is a great narration for a lot of movies, including Indonesian movies. There, some fantasies and urban legend can be created just to satisfy our imagination about the what-if situation of the past. That’s how Buffalo Boys recreates the era of colonialization in Indonesia.