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'Kuntilanak 3' fails to keep its grip on the story

  • Lisabona Rahman

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 16 2008   /  03:42 pm

A still from Kuntilanak 3 (Courtesy of MVP Pictures) The third installment of director Mantovani's Kuntilanak films is out this week. Kuntilanak 3 is the weakest of all, weighed down by its effort to offer a different setting, new subplot and something like an ultimate task for Samantha, its main character. The story is unfocused and loses its way because Samantha's mission, which should bind the sequels together, is unclear and comes too late in the film. The story starts with Petra (Antoinetta) and a companion heading to a village called Ujung Sedo to find their missing friends. They meet Samantha (Estelle) who is heading the same way to take care of mysterious family business. The group arrives at a place not charted on any map, a blank spot where communication devices don't work and time proceeds in random order. Samantha warns her new friends their live...