December 11, 2016

Movie Review: Interchange

Source: Interchange Facebook

For an introduction here is quick conversation on dad and I before watching this movie:
Me: Dad, do you want to watch Interchange? It is a Malay + Indonesia movie.
Dad: No, can't swallow Malay movie.
Me: This one is different, *record the trailer and send it to him*
Dad: Naah, you guys go and enjoy.
-a minute later-
Dad: I just watched the trailer, count me in.


Well, from that conversation I wanted to tell you that, we rarely watched local film.
Usually, when we go to the cinema, 90% of it is an international movie, so when it comes to local movie, we have that doubt, is it will be good or just waste our money.

I myself wanted to watched this movie the second their trailer came out,
It got that 'unique' flavour into it and attractions.

So yeah, lets start. One more thing, before you read this entry, there will be a lot of spoiler. 

Source: Interchange Facebook

Do you believe that this movie start with scene from the picture above?
Yes, at first I was like, am I at the wrong place?
But when it get to some point, I was like ahhh, this is the correct movie.

Interchange follows a man named Adam, a forensics photographer who is dragged by his best friend, Detective Man, into an investigation of a series of macabre ritual murders in the city. Adam soon befriends Iva, a woman who is on a mission to rescue the souls of the people in her tribe that have been trapped inside a glass plate negative. The tribe' spirit, played by Nicholas, takes on the form of a human in order to help Iva. (from GSC website)

Genre of this movie is fantasy, supernatural and thriller. 

Some said they can't understand the story, or its nonsense.
For me, at the early of the movie I do feel a little bit like that but throughout or at the end of the movie you will get it what the movie is all about. Trust me.

It's not that hard, is about a tribe that are trapped their soul through photograph that captured by someone, and need to sacrificed them self to be set free.
Or maybe its more than that, because only the writer, director, actor, actresses and the whole crew knew what the story is all about.

Source: Interchange Facebook

You need to watch the whole film to be able to understand, because for me I see that the climax is at the very end of the movie.

Apart from storyline, all of the acting are just on point. I love how Malaysian and Indonesian are getting together and making this movie, and all the cast are just so good like Nicholas Saputra, Iedil Putra, Prisia Nasution, Shahiezy Sam, Nadiya Nisaa and others.

It's hard to act, especially when you have to imagine especially if the story is just out of the box.
I am so proud to watched this movie.
The cinematography are just so so good, I wished I can shoot a film like this. (It had been one of my dream to be able to learn and making good videos)

Nicholas Saputra as Belian. Source: Interchange Facebook
At the early stage of this movie, you will think that Iva (Prisia Nasution) is the antagonist. 
I, myself think of that too, not just to her but also to Belian which was played by Nicholas Saputra.

It's kind of weird to see Nicholas Saputra act on this movie, because I used to watched him act on romantic movie, mostly. But, it was a great choices.

One of the scene in the movie. Source: Interchange Facebook.

If you are going to watched this movie, I advised you to open your mind and accept new things.
Its part of an art, an imagination of a story that made us thinking, and I prefer to watch this type of movie.

Kudos to the cast and crew.
I just hoped that Malaysia will produced a lot of good movies like this in the future.

Don't forget to watched Interchange on your nearest cinema!

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