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The Raid: Redemption

March 23rd 2012
  • Action/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 101 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
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  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Ananda George, Pierre Gruno , Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, Tegar Satrya, Verdi Solaiman, Joe Taslim
  • Director: Gareth Evans
  • Writer: Gareth Evans
  • Producer: Ario Sagantoro
  • Executive Producers: Rangga Maya Barack-Evans, Nathaniel Bolotin, Todd Brown, Irwan D. Musry, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian
  • D.O.P.: Matt Flannery
  • Editor: Gareth Evans
  • Musics: Aria Prayogi, Joseph Trapanese, Fajar Yuskemal

Storyline

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police.

Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it.

But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • MPAA Warning: Strong brutal bloody violence throughout, and language
  • Production Budget: $1.1 million
  • Production Companies: Pt. Merantau Films, XYZ Films

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Trivia

2012 Guide Analysis: "A major critical and audience hit at last year's Toronto Film Festival, this Indonesian action thriller is the second teaming of Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans and star Iko Uwais following on from 2009's well-received but little seen "Merantau".

There won't be such anonymity this time around with international rights to the feature quickly selling out. In fact it's good enough that shortly after Sony Pictures acquired the U.S. distribution rights, they commissioned their Screen Gems subsidiary to get to work on a Hollywood remake.

Set in the heart of Jakarta's slums, a derelict apartment building has become a safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters - a tenement considered essentially untouchable. An elite team has been tasked with raiding the building to kill the drug lord who runs it, but when the operation goes awry the group must fight their way through the city's worst criminals to survive.

This leads to a hell of a lot of martial arts action involving the Indonesian traditional martial art Pencak Silat which mixes knife work and brutal hand-to-hand combat. Reviews praised the clear geography of the action and long fluid takes of the fighting while still including all sorts of fun camera and visual trickery for other scenes. An Asian action film with arguably the most mainstream crossover potential since "Oldboy" a decade ago."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 22 March 2012: Australia, New Zealand
  • 23 March 2012: Indonesia
  • 5 April 2012: Russia
  • 13 April 2012: Estonia
  • 4 May 2012: Finland
  • 18 May 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 24 May 2012: Singapore
  • 20 June 2012: France
  • 4 July 2012: Belgium