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FILM REVIEW – The Raid

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Raid is an Indonesian action film written and directed by Welsh film director Gareth Evans. Originally released in 2011 and now finding a worldwide release in 2012, the film stars Indonesian martial arts actor Iko Uwais, who was discovered by Evans whilst shooting a documentary about the martial art Pencak Silat in 2007. Uwais stars as rookie cop Rama, part of a 20-man SWAT team tasked with raiding a 30-floor derelict apartment building that has long served as a safe house for the city’s killers, gangsters and murderers, all overseen by the fearsome crime lord Tama Riyadi.

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