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The Forbidden Door (2009)

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The life of a successful sculptor named is turned upside down when he began receiving mysterious messages from someone who asked for his help.

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Credited cast:
Fachry Albar ...
Gambir
Marsha Timothy ...
Talyda
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Dandung
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Koh Jimmy (as Tio Pakusodewo)
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John Wongso
Henidar Amroe ...
Menik Sasongko
Putri Sukardi ...
Ibu
Ade Firza Paloh ...
Bapak
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Claudia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Awuy
Jesse Awuy
Rio Dewanto
Otto Djauhari ...
Rio
Reza Dwiputranto
Vivian Idris
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The life of a successful sculptor named is turned upside down when he began receiving mysterious messages from someone who asked for his help.

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IDR 2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Won Special Jury Prize, 11th Jakarta International Film Festival, 2009. See more »

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The opening credits shown in graphic cartoonish way. Some draws are reveals the spoiler to subplot of the film. See more »

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Fantastic thriller
20 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is a perfectly executed thriller combining startling and grisly violence with mystery and a foreboding mood. A young artist finds himself drawn into a world of terror against his will and his life begins to unravel. This is a story of a cruel world and of living under the power of others.

The multi-part climax and ending could be described predictable, surprising, (Yes, both of those) as truly epic, and cryptic. I think I've figured what it was supposed to mean, though even had you left the theatre merely confused, you'll appreciate the craft and you will have been affected by the movie.

The acting and direction is top notch, and I can attest that the movie was foreboding even when interrupted by technical difficulties and projector problems as my theatre endured when the movie was screened. (Appropriately enough given the English title, our projector broke in two parts where the main character opened a door at a tense moment)

I would love to see more work by these people.


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