The life and work of Antonio Blanco was so inspiring that an Indonesian film company decided to turn his biography into a movie. At first, the movie was produced as a television mini series entitled "Api Cinta Antonio Blanco". In 1998 the mini series won 4 Vidia awards in the Festival Sinetron Indonesia.
Following the success of the mini series, the producer adapted it into a giant screen version, "The Color of Love". Each version used different angles and storytelling styles. The mini series was written from a third person point of view while the movie portrays Blanco's life from his eldest daughter's point of view.
The movie is a documentary of Blanco's life and also features his cremation ceremony. Both "Api Cinta Antonio Blanco" and "The Color of Love" were directed by Rima Melati, a veteran Indonesian actress. The role of the young Antonio Blanco was performed by Michael Pas, a Belgium actor, and Ni Ketut Melati played Blanco's wife, Ni Ronji. The mini series received many commendations; one of which was directed to Michael Pas who received a special acting award in the 1998 Festival Sinetron Indonesia.
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