KAFIR: A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL (2018) Reviews and overview

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‘Born a believer, die as Satan’s slave’

Kafir: A Deal with the Devil is a 2018 Indonesian horror feature film about a family haunted by unknown spirits after the death of their father. The original title is Kafir: Bersekutu dengan Setan

Directed by Azhar Kinoi Lubis from a screenplay written by Rafki Hidayat and Upi Avianto, the StarVision Plus production stars Putri Ayudya, Sujiwo Tejo, Indah Permatasari and Rangga Azof.


“An above-average entry in the trend of Indonesian one-word-title horror.” DanielDokter.com

“Too ‘arthouse’ for local mainstream horror fans, which is not a bad thing at all. I can’t recall the last time I enjoy a horror this much without getting scared and praise the decent cinematography and music […] Also, the casting strengthens the believability.” Jakarta Cinema Club


Kafir: Bersekutu dengan Setan was released in Indonesia on 2nd August 2018.

Cast and characters:

  • Putri Ayudya … Sri
  • Sujiwo Tejo … Jarwo
  • Indah Permatasari … Hanum
  • Rangga Azof … Andi
  • Nadya Arina … Dina
  • Nova Eliza … Leila
  • Teddy Syah … Herman
  • Slamet Ambari … Salim
  • Djenar Maesa Ayu … Dokter rumah sakit
  • Dolly Martin … Dokter Puskesmas
  • Oce Permatasari … Saidah
  • Yayu A.W. Unru … Kepala desa

Technical details:

97 minutes
Audio: Dolby Surround 7.1


Not to be confused with the 2018 Turkish film of the same name written and directed by Hasan Gökalp.

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