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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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Credited cast:
Fachry Albar ...
Marsha Timothy ...
Koh Jimmy
Henidar Amroe ...
Menik Sasongko
John Wongso
Putri Sukardi ...
Ade Firza Paloh ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Awuy
Jesse Awuy
Rio Dewanto
Otto Djauhari ...
Reza Dwiputranto
Vivian Idris


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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22 January 2009 (Indonesia)  »

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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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Brilliant...the Best Indonesian Thriller Movie
6 February 2009 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Pintu Terlarang (aka the Forbidden Door) is a brilliant film, plain and simple. Joko Anwar, the director, did a fabulous job constructing the imagery of the psychological thriller with magnificent scoring, impressive casts and smart plot line. Though the film, itself came from the best-selling novel by Sekar Ayu, I found that it only took major plot from the novel. To be honest, I did not know about the ending until it was revealed. Quite a shock! Both Fachri Albar and Marsha Timothy gives one of the best performances of their career, the powerful performances with complex emotions. Some scene are quite disturbing but it helps the film to build intense in beautiful cinematography, the Joko Anwar's style. You may go and see this film again to realize why the end is such a surprise, or so many twists that you want to get them clearly…or you could rush out to watch it again purely because it's an almost perfect example of it's genre, as I did it three times. Brilliant.

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