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The Forbidden Door (2009)

Pintu terlarang (original title)
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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Beautifully Disturbing & Violently Haunting, It's A Ride Of Your Life!
7 February 2009 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

As another breakthrough in thriller genre that has just grown in Indonesian cinema, Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door) goes far beyond the genre's boundaries. Based on the novel by Sekar Ayu Asmara, this psychological mind-thriller has re-shaped with Joko Anwar's very own absurdity. Here, that stylish Indonesian director, Joko Anwar, who brought us Janji Joni and the mesmerizing adventure fantasy, Kala, has once again takes his audience to another world and mind-bending dimension with his absurd way of storytelling, vintage-noir art direction and scores that make you fly with it.

The famous pregnant woman sculptor, Gambir (Fachri Albar) starts losing his world after getting strange same messages from an abused little boy. With everyone around suddenly act strange, his paranoia then leads the shocking findings that may opens the door to his deepest fears.

Beautifully shots, acted and wrapped, Joko leaves his audience wonders, questioning and even arguing every clues he used just like opening the encrypted codes to a secret files. A gory-ness disturbing scenes that comes without compromise, a complex plot that even screw your minds, high-style art directing, intense acting that put the highest credits to Fachri Albar, haunting atmosphere all over the movie, brilliant scores, comes along together as one must-see Indonesian movie of the decades. Just like one movie that could rolls puzzling through your minds, Pintu Terlarang/Forbidden Door is truly, beautifully disturbing and violently haunting. It's a one hell-ride of your life!


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