|The Raid: Berandal|
|Directed by||Gareth Evans|
|Produced by|| Ario Sagantoro
Nate Bolotin Aram Tertzakian
|Written by||Gareth Evans|
|Music|| Fajar Yuskemal
Aria Prayogi Joseph Trapanese
|Starring||Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusodewo, Jullie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura|
|Distributed by|| Sony Pictures Classics Stage 6 Films (US)
Entertainment One (UK)
|Release date|| 21 January 2014 (Sundance)
28 March 2014 (Indonesia) 11 April 2014 (United Kingdom)
|Running time||150 Minutes|
The Raid: BerandalEdit
The Raid 2 (Indonesian: The Raid 2: Berandal — English: "Thug") is a 2014 Indonesian martial arts crime action film written and directed by Gareth Evans; it is the sequel to the 2012 hit The Raid: Redemption and was announced in 2011. The film was released on 28 March 2014. Iko Uwais reprises his role as Rama. The film also stars Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Tio Pakusadewo, Oka Antara, and Cecep A. Rahman. The film also featured Japanese actors such as Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, and Kazuki Kitamura.
After an opening sequence in which rising gangster Bejo assassinates Rama's brother Andi, Rama meets with Bunawar, the trustworthy cop Andi sent him to at the previous film's end. After sending Rama's fellow survivor Bowo to receive medical attention and executing corrupt cop Wahyu, the instigator of the first film's botched raid, Bunawar invites Rama to join a small anti-corruption task force which seeks to expose police commissioner Reza's backroom dealings with the Bangun and Goto gangs. While Rama initially declines, he ultimately assents after learning of his brother's murder by Bejo and the imminent threat to his family.
To ingratiate himself into Bangun's organization, Rama assaults the son of a politician who opposed the family, earning imprisonment with Bangun's son Uco. Rama, under the alias "Yuda", saves the mobster's life during a prison riot. Bangun subsequently hires 'Yuda' when the latter's prison sentence ends. As 'Yuda' proves his value to the organization and earns the family's trust, rifts grow between him and the unreliable Bunawar. Uco grows increasingly discontented with his father's lack of faith in his abilities and placidity towards the Japanese, desiring to take on a larger role in the mob's operations.