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Joko Anwar

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor / Journalist | * 01/03/1976 (44) | Medan, Indonesia
Joko Anwar (born 3 January 1976) is an Indonesian filmmaker. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, he worked as a journalist, film critic, and later a writer and actor. He is known as a versatile filmmaker whose works ranging from award-winning arthhouse movies to box office hits including romantic comedy film Joni's Promise (2005), noir thriller Dead Time: Kala (2007), thriller film The Forbidden Door (2009), drama film A Copy of My Mind (2015), horror film Satan's Slaves (2017), and superhero film Gundala (2019). ()
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Joko Anwar is an award-winning writer and director who started his career as a journalist and film critic. His works include The Forbidden Door, which received the top prize at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival; Modus Anomali; and A Copy of My Mind, which competed at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. His film Pengabdi Setan (Satan's Slaves) topped 2017’s box office and was the highest-grossing horror of all time in Indonesia.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Horror

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Movies with Joko Anwar as Actor(18)

as Opponent's Boxer Manager2019 27 Steps of May
as Romo Martin2019 Ave Maryam
as Tito2018 Daysleepers
as Konji's Dad2017 My Generation
as Dono Budiono2017 Satan's Slaves
as Ellie's Dad2017 The Underdogs
as Pak Dedy2017 Galih & Ratna
as Taxi Driver2016 Three Sassy Sisters
as Debt Collector2015 Filosofi Kopi
as Pram (voice)2015 Nay
as Peter Umur 36 Tahun2012 Parts of the Heart
as Aline2010 Madame X
as Yuppie #32009 Macabre
as Ubay (Suara)2009 Sing to the Dawn
as Restaurant Manager2003 The Gathering

Movies with Joko Anwar as Crew(25)

Directing/Director2019 Gundala
Writing/Writer2019 Gundala
Writing/Writer2019 Orang Kaya Baru
Writing/Writer2019 The Queen of Black Magic
Directing/Director2019 Impetigore
Writing/Writer2019 Impetigore
Directing/Director2017 Satan's Slaves
Writing/Writer2017 Satan's Slaves
Directing/Director2016 A Copy of My Mind
Writing/Screenplay2016 A Copy of My Mind
Directing/Director2012 Ritual
Writing/Writer2012 Ritual
Directing/Director2009 The Forbidden Door
Writing/Screenplay2009 The Forbidden Door
Writing/Writer2008 Fiction.
Directing/Director2007 Dead Time
Writing/Writer2007 Dead Time
Writing/Screenplay2007 Quickie Express
Writing/Screenplay2007 Jakarta Undercover
Directing/Director2005 Joni's Promise
Writing/Writer2005 Joni's Promise
Directing/Assistant Director2003 The Gathering
Writing/Writer2003 The Gathering
Writing/Screenplay2003 The Gathering
Directing/First Assistant Director2003 The Gathering

TV Shows/Series with Joko Anwar as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2015 Halfworlds
Writing/Writer2015 Halfworlds

Additional Information

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Citizenship: Indonesia
Born: Saturday, 01/03 1976 (January) in Medan (current age: 44 years + 213 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: Institut Teknologi Bandung
Employer: The Jakarta Post
Joko Anwar frequently works together with these people:
Khikmawan Santosa (19x, Crew)
Nia Dinata (12x, Crew)
Aghi Narottama (12x, Crew)
Ario Bayu (10x, Actor)
Djenar Maesa Ayu (9x, Actress)
Bemby Gusti (8x, Crew)
Tia Hasibuan (8x, Crew)
Paul Agusta (7x, Crew)
Arswendi Nasution (7x, Actor)
Lukman Sardi (6x, Actor)
Aming Sugandhi (6x, Actor)
Tara Basro (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:33663, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 07/17/2020