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Dead Time (2007)

Dead Time: Kala (original title)
A jaded cop. A narcoleptic journalist. A nation divided. A Fantasy you'd wish never come true.

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Fachry Albar ...
Janus
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Eros
Fahrani ...
Ranti
Tipi Jabrik ...
Bandi
José Rizal Manua ...
Pindoro
August Melasz ...
Hendro Waluyo
Arswendi Nasution ...
Haryo Wibowo
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Sari
Sujiwo Tejo ...
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In an unnamed nation in an unspecified period of time, a new law which is intended give more peace to the people by strictly upholding morality only ends up justifying people to take matters into their own hands. New organizations who label themselves "the guardian of moral values" emerge and will easily attack somebody they consider immoral. Citizens of the country are divided into two groups: those that grow more violent and those who hope that the myth about the birth of a person who will lead the nation toward the light will soon come true. A police detective named Eros investigates the death of five men who were burnt alive by a mob of pedestrians after someone screamed 'thief!' at them at a bus station. While his superior orders him to lay off the "insoluble" case, Eros discovers there's a more sinister motive behind the killing than just a simple vigilantism. Meanwhile, a journalist named Janus is having the lowest time of his life. His wife divorces him and his boss fires him ... Written by Joko Anwar

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19 April 2007 (Indonesia)  »

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9 August 2007 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

The story is about an odd murders in the "never never land" city. A narcoleptic reporter stuck in the middle of it, and a super cop try to solve it.

When I've heard about Kala, I was looking forward to seeing it. No high hope, no nothing, so I will enjoy the movie as it is.

It was good, but not that good. It's something new for indonesia movie, but I see lots of Korean n Japan movies like this. It was good execution, good character, good Cinematographic, good color, I still recommend people to watch it.

Technical problem?...well it's still OK..I think it's only a budgeting issue. Plot holes is more of my concern.

As for "noir" like people said..well, it felt like noir at the beginning but horror in the middle and ... in the end.

Overall, this is still a must see Indonesian movie. It's a breath of fresh air for Indonesian movie that full on teenage romantic comedy and horror..


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