Purnomo is 27 years old, and has been working at Kawah Ijen for 7 years. He is Anto’s best friend and is struggling with early onset lung disease. Purnomo has come to accept and appreciate the simple gifts of his life, and at the same time, understands the limitations of his circumstances. His infectious sense of humor, natural people skills, and congruent choices endear him to us.
As we see his story contrasted with Anto’s struggles and frustrations, we, as an audience, begin to wonder how should we really measure “success”?