Won Special Jury Prize, 11th Jakarta International Film Festival, 2009. See more »
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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Written by Zeke Khaseli, Anda Perdana and Emil Hussein
Performed by Mantra See more »
Brilliant...the Best Indonesian Thriller Movie
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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