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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.

Director:

Joko Anwar

Writers:

Joko Anwar (screenplay), Sekar Ayu Asmara (novel)
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Credited cast:
Fachry Albar Fachry Albar ... Gambir
Marsha Timothy Marsha Timothy ... Talyda
Ario Bayu ... Dandung
Tio Pakusadewo ... Koh Jimmy (as Tio Pakusodewo)
Verdi Solaiman ... John Wongso
Henidar Amroe Henidar Amroe ... Menik Sasongko
Putri Sukardi Putri Sukardi ... Ibu
Ade Firza Paloh Ade Firza Paloh ... Bapak
Atiqah Hasiholan Atiqah Hasiholan ... Claudia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Awuy James Awuy
Jesse Awuy Jesse Awuy
Rio Dewanto Rio Dewanto
Otto Djauhari Otto Djauhari ... Rio
Reza Dwiputranto Reza Dwiputranto
Vivian Idris 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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Trivia

Won Special Jury Prize, 11th Jakarta International Film Festival, 2009. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Why?
Written by Emil Hussein and Zeke Khaseli
Performed by Mantra
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A movie that will leave you contemplating long after you left the theatre
12 February 2009 | by inatassa-1See all my reviews

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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Country:

Indonesia

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

22 January 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jakarta, Indonesia

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IDR2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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LifeLike Pictures See more »
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