The Raid (2011) is an Indonesian action thriller film written, directed and edited by Gareth Evans. The film stars Iko Uwais [Merantau (2009)], Joe Taslim, Ray Sahetapy and Yayan Ruhian. Both films use the traditional Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat, and the fight choreographers for the film are Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian.
The Raid: Redemption (2011) received the audience award and the Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Film prize.
The Hollywood Reporter ~ LONDON – Gareth Evans’ martial arts film The Raid, starring Indonesian martial artist Iko Uwais, scored with both the audience and critics alike at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
The movie, already a big hit at festivals including the people’s choice award during last year’s Toronto Film Festival, picked up the audience award and the Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Film prize.
In The Raid: Redemption (2011) a rookie member of an elite team of commandos, Rama (Iko Uwais) is told to stand down while the rest of his team are told to go ahead with their mission to take down a brutal crime lord called Tama (Ray Sahetapy). When the team’s cover is blown, and crime lord Tama offers sanctuary to criminals in his high-rise apartment block in exchange for the cops’ heads, Rama must take command and lead his remaining team on an ultraviolent charge through the building to complete — and survive — the mission.