The Raid: RedemptionEdit
|The Raid: Redemption|
|Directed by||Gareth Evans|
|Produced by||Ario Sagantoro|
|Written by||Gareth Evans|
|Music|| Mike Shinohida, Joseph Trapanese
Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi
|Starring||Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhiyan, Pierre Gruno, Ray Sahetapy|
|Distributed by|| Celluloid Nightmares (Worldwide)
Sony Pictures Classics Stage 6 Films (North America)
|Release date|| 8 September 2011 (TIFF)
20 January 2012 (Sundance) 23 March 2012 (Indonesia)
|Running time||$9.1 Million|
The Raid: Redemption (Indonesian: Serbuan Maut) is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action thriller film written and directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais. This is the second collaboration of Evans and Uwais after their first action film, Merantau, released in 2009. Both films showcase the traditional Indonesian martial art pencak silat, with fight choreography by Uwais and Yayan Ruhian, who also worked on Merantau. The U.S. release of the film features music by Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese.
After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), The Raid received positive reviews from critics. The name of the film was changed to The Raid: Redemption in the United States because the distributor company Sony Pictures Classics could not secure the rights to the title; this also allowed Evans to plan out future titles in the series. It was released in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 14 August 2012
At an apartment block in Jakarta's slums, a 20-man elite police squad arrives undetected, including rookie Officer Rama, Sergeant Jaka, and Lieutenant Wahyu. The team intends to kill crime lord Tama Riyadi, who owns the block and lets criminals around the city rent rooms under his protection. After the team sweeps the first floors and subdues various criminal tenants, they temporarily detain an innocent tenant delivering medicine to his sick wife. Continuing undetected to the sixth floor, the team is spotted by a young lookout, who raises the alarm before he is shot and killed by Wahyu.
Tama calls in reinforcements, who successfully kill and maim a majority of the police. Cutting the lights, Tama announces over the PA system that the police are trapped on the sixth floor stairwell, and he will grant free permanent residence to those who kill the intruders. In the darkness, the team is soon ambushed by shooters from above and behind, and Jaka learns from Wahyu that the mission is not officially sanctioned by the force; nobody knows their location and no backup or reinforcements will arrive. Fleeing into an empty apartment, Bowo is shot and injured. To save him, Rama improvises an explosion that kills the pursuing tenants. With more antagonists approaching, the team splits into two groups covertly: Jaka, Wahyu, and Dagu retreat to the fifth floor, while Rama and Bowo ascend to the seventh. Will they survive?