Kisah dibuka dengan munculnya sosok John Evans (Rio Dewanto) dari dalam tanah. The story opens with the emergence of the figure of John Evans (Rio Dewanto) from the ground. Panic, not knowing what and why, John tried to seek help. Panik, tanpa tahu apa dan kenapa, John coba mencari bantuan. Hingga kemudian dia sampai di sebuah cottage. Di mana dalam cottage tersebut, John menemukan fakta bahwa istrinya yang tengah hamil besar telah mati secara mengenaskan.
Until then he came to a cottage. Where in the cottage, John found that his pregnant wife died of a tragic.
You have to admit, even if you are not a fan of his work, Joko Anwar is one of the directors with the most impressive resumes in the Indonesian film industry today. Not because his films are often able to speak many awards in various national and international films, but due to Joko, in every film, capable of providing an innovative new style of storytelling, fresh as well as to break the grip of traditional storytelling and visual appearance that is widely used by The other Indonesian film director. No wonder, even though his films rarely touch the great commercial success, John and every movie he made and then managed to obtain a loyal admirer in an amount not less.
Naturally, if the later mode anomaly, which is the fourth film directed by Joko, has gained great anticipation and attention since the film was announced the manufacturing process. Just as Kala (2007) and Forbidden (2009), Joko still puts thriller as a major foundation of storytelling mode anomalies, although thriller that he is playing this time is more dominant with the nuances of psychological thriller when compared with the previous two films. Well … Modus obvious anomaly is a significant improvement of the production system. Meanwhile, in terms of storytelling, it must be admitted that the mode anomalies appear more modest than the previous two films Joko. Which means that most fans of the films air-thriller genre, particularly the movies of Joko Anwar, will be able to guess where they will be taken by the storyline of this movie long before mode anomalies present a variety of anomalies in its telling.
Anomalies mode tells the story of a man (Rio Dewanto), after waking from a swoon, found herself in a remote wilderness. He was not able to remember her identity, why he could be in place and how the way he can get out of there. After finding and watching a video recording in an uninhabited house, the man finally realizes that he is a husband of a woman (Hannah Al Rashid) and father of two children (Isman and Amara Izzati Aridh TRITAMA) that currently may be hiding from the pursuit of a strange man who had ruined their holiday in the middle of the forest. Race against time, the man finally wanders around various corners of the forest to look for his family while away from the pursuit of the strange man who continually present and tried to kill himself.
Those who have known quite well with the style of the telling of a Joko Anwar seems to have realized early enough that they are being pushed around by the way the story mode anomaly, a game that goes with the tempo minimalist that comes with some bloody scenes, some surprises, and finally a row of additional scenes that later serves as a key explanation of the mystery which has been described Joko Anwar since the beginning of the story mode goes anomalies. Of course, the telling of a slow rhythm and a little spin at the beginning of the movie – with a minimum number of characters and konfilk are presented – will make some viewers feel cornered. However, the slow tempo is indeed a part that can not be separated from the body’s mode of storytelling by presenting some of the key anomalies and details of the story which will get answer a hole in the middle and end of the telling of this film.
English language – the language of dialogue penghantara the character in this film – also become an integral part of this movie. In an interview, John had mentioned that the use of English in the story mode for the anomaly is creating a sense of alienation and enmeshment audience to the film’s storyline. It feels strange, but it can not be denied the use of foreign languages makes the Modus range anomaly is more visible actor trying to make themselves heard fluent in reciting their lines rather than look animates the actual situation was dark they live. Not that ranks the performance of Rio Dewanto and other bad actors. Only, the use of English in anomaly mode more often make emotional as well as a sense of emptiness and powerlessness of the characters in this film is less able to work with the powerful to the audience. Emotions should be able to perform due to lack of pent-up feel tense Joko inability to manage the effectiveness of foreign language that he used in the plot of the film.
Speaking of the production system, mode anomalies succeeded in presenting top-class production quality – and probably the best layout Indonesia film production for several years. The images produced in high definition quality that makes the order of cinematographic works of Gunnar Nimpuno able to work so well. Crystal clear. Similarly, the sound quality mode anomaly. Movie sound and music department is able to work together to produce a continuous atmosphere of terror which, in some scenes, appear even better than those offered in the ongoing storyline. So unique and original which further adds to the impression of isolation mode anomaly is presented to the audience.
Mode apparent anomaly is a clear evidence of the intelligence of a Joko Anwar.Although as a thriller mode anomalies failed to appear as attractive and semengejutkan two previous films, but with a unique way of its telling, Joko able to conjure up the appearance of anomalies seen the way the story mode is so complex and mysterious – even though there was so, so simple. Some viewers will find the rhythm of storytelling mode anomalies memorable too slow and flat. However, the production of top-class layout and appearance of the ranks of the department acting by a qualified, Modus anomalies remain present at the top of the class thriller movies mostly Indonesia.