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The Raid 2: Berandal

Serbuan maut 2: Berandal
Indonesia 2014, 150’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Gareth Huw Evans
screenplay: Gareth Huw Evans
cinematography: Matt Flannery, Dimas Imam Subhono
editing: Gareth Huw Evans, Andi Novianto
music: Aria Prayogi, Joseph Trapanese, Fajar Yuskemal
cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad
producer: Nate Bolotin, Ario Sagantoro, Aram Tertzakian
language: Indonesian, Japanese, English, Arabic
colouration: colour

Film description

Action cinema is like a ballet – the body becomes both the object and the subject of art. The protagonists of Gareth Evans' "The Raid" diptych do such refined thing to the bodies and harm others in such poetic ways that the Bolshoy Theatre dancers can start packing up. In the first part, we had a skyscraper at the outskirts of Jakarta and a team of lively antiterrorists surrounded by a swarm of mobsters with machetes. Now – according to the Hollywood law of sequels – we get a full-scale mob war. One thing has not changed: it is still a bloody, uncompromising ride at full speed. And did I mention that one of the characters is a deaf-and-dumb girl wearing a short dress, dark glasses, and carrying two hammers in her bag?

Michał Walkiewicz

Gareth Evans

Studied screenwriting and conducted online Welsh courses. His film career kicked off for good with a documentary about the Indonesian martial art pencak silat. His fascination with the local culture and friendship with actor Iko Uwais resulted in some of the most original contemporary action films.


2006 Footsteps
2009 Merantau
2011 Raid / Serbuan maut / The Raid: Redemption
2013 V/H/S/2 (nowela "Safe Haven")
2014 Raid 2: Bardacha /
Serbuan maut 2: Berandal / The Raid 2: Berandal

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