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The Forbidden Door (2009)
"Pintu terlarang" (original title)

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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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Henidar Amroe ...
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John Wongso
Putri Sukardi ...
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Claudia
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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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Won Special Jury Prize, 11th Jakarta International Film Festival, 2009. See more »

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A fine psychological horror and a slap for other Indonesian horror.
24 October 2011 | by (Jakarta) – See all my reviews

I have just recently had the opportunity to watch this movie even though I have noticed the surround positive reviews of the movie for some time. And after watching it just yesterday, it would be fair to say that this picture by far is the best modern picture made by Indonesian filmmaker.

It is a bold, horrifying, intense and mean noir psychological horror. The horrid surreal atmosphere and chilling gore very much remind me of Lynch's and Aronofsky's style which is outstanding. Watching this movie really gives you a more complex horrid feeling than any kind of Indonesian horror with excessive portion of demon and ghost appearance more than you beg for of which you can't help but to smirk. And fairly said, this movie has put back faith in me that indeed Indonesian filmmaker can so do much better than only of those sex exploit movies and series of ridicule horror.

Finally said, this movie is very recommended as an introductory to a fine piece of Indonesian modern cinema. And despite the plot may not be very original at all and at some point the gory scene may need a little extra stomach to bear, but to skip this modern horror experience would be a sin to every horror/thriller movie lover.


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