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Dukun (2007)

| Horror, Thriller
In a case that had the nation riveted and human rights organizations the world over up in arms due to the death sentence handed out to the accused, comes a tale about the lure of riches, ... See full summary »

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Umie Aida ...
Diana Dahlan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kin Wah Chew ...
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Elyana ...
Nadia
Ramli Hassan ...
Daud
Faizal Hussein
Sofi Jikan ...
Fadzli
Namron ...
Investigating Officer Talib (as Nam Ron)
Bront Palarae ...
Shah
Hasnul Rahmat ...
Danni
Adlin Aman Ramlee ...
Dato` Jeffri
Avaa Vanja ...
Sara
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In a case that had the nation riveted and human rights organizations the world over up in arms due to the death sentence handed out to the accused, comes a tale about the lure of riches, power, eternal youth, beauty and the blood one must spill to achieve this. Written by Dain Iskander Said

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Based On A True Story

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Horror | Thriller

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MYR 2,800,000 (estimated)
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Dukun is widely believed to be based on the infamous case of Mona Fandey, the bomoh who, together with her accomplices, murdered Batu Talam assemblyman, Datuk Mazlan Idris in 1993. But, Astro Shaw as the production company, denied that statement and said Dukun is "a work of fiction" and "an adaptation of a courtroom drama" with "loose and coincidental resemblance to a murder trial that took place several years ago." See more »

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True Mona Fandey Witchcraft Remake
17 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie explores story about Malaysian black magic practicing.

Dukun is a 2007 Malaysian horror film. The film is loosely based on the true story of the murder of a Malaysian politician, Datuk Mazlan Idris, by Mona Fandey, a once mildly popular Malaysian singer in 1993. The film was originally slated to be released in December 2006 but as of today there were doubts as to whether the film will ever be released for public screening due to the controversial nature of the film.

The word dukun is a Malay word meaning "witch doctor" or "shaman". Another term for this word is bomoh.

In 1993, Datuk Mazlan Idris, who was also a parliamentary assemblyman at that time, had apparently sought the services of Mona Fandey, her husband Affandi, and another helper Juraimi, to help him boost his political career. Mona Fandey and her partners claim to possess supernatural powers as bomohs. The assemblyman had apparently brought a substantial amount of money for this service and ritual. During their appointment Mazlan was murdered. His decapitated and dismembered body was found nearby Mona Fandey's residence. Mona and her accomplices were arrested and a highly publicized and sensational trial for Mazlan's murder ensued in 1994. They would eventually be convicted of murder and sentenced to death. They were hanged in 2001 in Kajang Prison. It was believed that Mona Fandey had uttered the words "aku takkan mati" ("I will never die") with her infamous grin just before her execution. The phrase also became the tagline for this film.

The film plot is loosely based on the true events above. In the film, the murderer and main character is Diana Dahlan, played by Umie Aida. The victim was Datuk Jefri played by Adlin Aman Ramlie. The film is narrated by Diana's lawyer, Karim, played by Faizal Hussein.

The family of Mona Fandey have voiced their dissatisfaction over the content and basis of the movie after announcement of the film release. The producers have since then denied that the film is wholly based on the true events, but that it was merely inspired by those events.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this movie to the indie horror fans out there. Dukun is 100% disturbing, blood-lusty and satanic. Enjoy!


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