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'Perempuan Tanah Jahanam' is scarier than 'Pengabdi Setan' because it's more realistic: Joko Anwar

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, October 9, 2019  /  04:58 pm

It was 2008 when Joko Anwar began writing the script for what we now know as Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (Woman of the Cursed Land). The script was ready to be shot and the producer was available, but Joko had second thoughts. When he reread the script, he discovered several parts that he thought would be better if they were made when he had more experience as a filmmaker -- which apparently meant 11 years later. “[I felt that] after making a certain number of movies, I’d be brave enough to make a film that’s both tastefully and technically more difficult than the others,” Joko Anwar told The Jakarta Post on Friday, adding that he later took his time creating other films prior to returning his focus onto Perempuan Tanah Jahanam. “When I'm done [shooting Perempuan Tanah Jahanam], it’s the best film I’ve ever ...