Modus Anomali

de Joko Anwar



A man has planned to spend the weekend in the woods with his wife and children, but a stranger bursting in on them will irreversibly alter his plans. The man wakes up disconcerted and alone, after having suffered a temporary lapse. The discovery of a series of alarm clocks planted throughout the forest will let him know that he’s going to have to fight against the clock if he ever wants to see his family again. Modus Anomali is a disconcerting puzzle that drinks from the narrative mastery of The Twilight Zone, and some have even dared to define it as a cross between Timecrimes and Funny Games.


Joko Anwar

Born in 1976, Anwar is considered to be one of the renovators of Indonesian film making. He debuted with the comedy Joni’s Promise (05), and his remarkable approaches to genre in Kala (07) and The Forbidden Door (09) leave no one indifferent.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Casa Àsia
Original language: English