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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Indonesia

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

22 January 2009 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forbidden Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Budget:

IDR2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

LifeLike Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 »

Soundtracks

Please Operator Please
Written by Zeke Khaseli, Anda Perdana and Emil Hussein
Performed by Mantra
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I'm Speechless.. AWESOME!!
7 February 2009 | by kanz-livpoolSee all my reviews

this is a very brilliant movie at the beginning of this year.. exhilarating yet awesome at the same time.. I've never seen such a thriller movie from Indonesia before.. it's a trend-setter, and it's a sign for the wake-up of Indonesian film industry..

i wont give spoilers, because it will loosen the atmosphere when watching it..

and the rules are simple: 1. don't find information about this movie, just watch it. 2. don't get up from your chair until the end of the credit title. 3. no question.. use your imagination.. (hahahaha)

I'm sure you'll never regret watching this movie.


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