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Ritual (2012)

Modus Anomali (original title)
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A man must save his two children when they disappear during a holiday in the woods.

Director:

Joko Anwar

Writer:

Joko Anwar
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rio Dewanto Rio Dewanto ... John Evans
Hannah Al Rashid ... Woman
Izzi Isman Izzi Isman ... Girl
Aridh Tritama Aridh Tritama ... Boy
Sadha Triyudha Sadha Triyudha ... Older Son
Jose Gamo Jose Gamo ... Younger Son
Marsha Timothy Marsha Timothy ... Wife
Surya Saputra Surya Saputra ... Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marissa Anita ... Woman on Photograph (voice)
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Storyline

A man must save his two children when they disappear during a holiday in the woods.

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Taglines:

Terror in the woods.

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Joko Anwar did an open casting by asking people who were interested to post their pictures on Facebook and Twitter. Izzi Isman, Aridh Tritama, Sadha Triyudha, Jose Gamo were chosen through this means. See more »

Goofs

When John Evans goes back to the parked SUV, he does another search through it and as he leaves, you see a crew member through the driver's side rear view mirror. See more »

Connections

References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »

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Original and engrossing
25 March 2013 | by matbriggs76See all my reviews

I'm not sure why this film is receiving low scores as I really enjoyed it. Basically, a guy wakes up in a shallow grave in the woods with amnesia and has to work out what's going on. He finds a cabin and the mystery begins to unfold. Or does it. It's not until the final scene where the plot takes a huge leap and, in my opinion, it's worth watching it just for that.

There are hints of Korean film-making in it, like Old Boy. It's atmospheric and tense throughout and it's quite an original film. I think what makes the film a cut above the rest is the sound. You really need to watch the film in surround sound as the sound is one of the strong points that adds to the tension. The mystery kept me guessing until right at the end. It's a very dark film on retrospect and I'd recommend you go into it without any expectations. Just enjoy the ride and wait for the awesome final scene. As I said, it's very original. I hope we see more films from Joko Anwar as he's certainly got talent and the potential to bring Indonesian film into the limelight.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Indonesia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2012 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bogor, Indonesia

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,575
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Company Credits

Production Co:

LifeLike Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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