You Trust In God? If not... It's Time
Indonesian title ANAK SETAN [Children of Satan]
also known as DAUGHTER OF SATAN
starring: Jill Gladys
· Indri Satiya
· Alex Komang
Marten is a young independent woman who becomes the new director of a
mental hospital after the previous boss mysteriously commits suicide.
She is distressed over the conditions at the hospital and introduces immediate
changes. One day, Dr Gabrielle discovers a shackled young girl named Stella
in an 'abandoned' room. No one seems to know anything about her, only
that she had been an exclusive patient of the previous director. Dr Gabriel
- with the help of an ex-lover, high school principal Panja - tries to
nurture Stella back to health and learn more about her. They find that
she is uncharacteristically intelligent and think the girl would thrive
in a school environment. However, Panja finds a birthmark on Stella's
neck and is surprised to find it is a symbol for eternal evil even
though the girl's behavior is quite docile. Meanwhile, Stella is running
into trouble with some of the snooty girls and sexual advances from certain
teachers. Everything comes to a bloody crescendo after the girl is taunted
at the school Prom.
Indonesian movie is obviously inspired by Carrie [with a
nod to Jeremy Haft's Tamara]. It is a surprisingly effective
film with good characterizations and a strong denouement. Both leading
actresses are very good, Jill Gladys as Dr Gabrielle and Indri Satiya
as Stella, respectably. A sequel has been announced.
Indonesian film with English subtitles; widescreen, (93 min.),
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
For Mature Audiences