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Behind the 'Forbidden Door'

  • Iwan Seti and Meninaputri,

    Contributors,

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 4 2009   /  10:01 am

Among the many reasons Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door) is one of the most awaited films this year is that it is directed by Joko Anwar and is a star-studded, debut of Life Like Picture production house. Another reason is the curiosity surrounding the performance of the actors starring in the film, which will be released Jan. 12. Recently, The Jakarta Post received an exclusive invitation to meet and greet the film's director, cast and producer. Joko has showcased his touch in Janji Joni (Joni's Promise) and the artistic film noir Kala (Death of Time). Pintu Terlarang is Joko's third film. The film is an adaptation of a novel of the same title by Sekar Ayu Asmara. Besides directing, Joko is also responsible for transforming the book into a movie script. "For over a year I tried to build the script and enact the scenes inside (my head). When every...