Sam, or Samantha, has recently moved out from her old, haunted boarding house, escaping from followers of Mangkoedjiwo Sect who seek revenge over the death of Sri Sukmarahimi Mangkodjiwo. ... See full summary »
A group of youngsters is on a mission to Ujung Sedo, to find their missing friends in a haunting jungle. Along the way, they met Samantha who's in a personal mission to the a mystical ... See full summary »
A movie that will leave you contemplating long after you left the theatre
I've been a fan of Anwar's movie since he was said to have reached a monumental achievement in Indonesian cinematography by directing Kala, a noir film unlike any others. And I believed then that it was going to be hard for any film director to top that, until Anwar arises again with Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door). I came watching the movie with high expectation, since I've read the book from where it was adapted and totally fell in love with the story, and also because Anwar's previous masterpiece Kala. Not surprisingly, though, not only Pintu Terlarang met my already high expectation, it has also managed to surpass it in many ways: cinematography, angles, and a brilliant adaptation of the original storyline (I only wish that someday I would have the chance to see the uncut or director's cut version). Pintu Terlarang is not merely a depiction of a psychological battle and conspiracy at its very core, thus providing us with countless opportunity to respond to each scene biographically, it ialso provide us with incredible shock-and-awe effect that will leave the audience contemplating inside their head long after they leave the theatre. This is a movie that belongs in the same class as any films that Stanley Kubrik and Quentin Tarantino have had us the pleasure of enjoying.
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