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The Raid: Redemption

Serbuan maut
Indonesia 2011, 101’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Gareth Huw Evans
screenplay: Gareth Huw Evans
cinematography: Matt Flannery, Dimas Imam Subhono
editing: Gareth Huw Evans
music: Aria Prayogi, Fajar Yuskemal
cast: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Setrya, Ray Sahetapy
producer: Ario Sagantoro
language: Indonesian
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Toronto IFF – nagroda publiczności Midnight Madness, Amsterdam Fantastic FF – nagroda Silver Scream, Dublin IFF – nagroda publiczności, nagroda krytyków, Palm Springs IFF – nagroda Directors to Watch

Film description

It is easy to confuse one of the best action films made in the recent years with... a zombie horror. We get a claustrophobic space, a bunch of opponents approaching from every direction, and some vigorous tough guys following the existential path of "self-confidence-to-fear-to-being dead." Still, Evans' picture has an advantage over each and every horror film – here evil, this time embodied by gangsters with machetes, can do a roundhouse kick. A ride on this cinematic carousel is dazzling. The stunning choreography of action sequences, great stage production ideas, and the perfectly build and sustained tension leave you convinced that your true dream job is an anti-terrorist from Jakarta.

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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