Red Band Trailer: The Raid (2012) (Indonesia)

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(Warning:  This red band trailer is not for kiddies or the squeamish). 

So, are you ready for some ultraviolence?   These guys make the Expendables look like losers.  (Or is it The Losers?)  Just knowing that the film was made in Indonesia, right away I pictured gritty, dirty violence and that’s exactly what you get.  Also, not surprisingly seeing as Indonesia has a very large population of Muslims, the main character is one, too. 

The Toronto Film Festival opened Friday night’s Midnight Madness with The Raid.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, audience members at the screening were “cheering, wincing and shaking their heads in disbelief.”

Here is the synopsis as posted on Kung Fu Cinema:

A swat team arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner,
a notorious drug lord named Tama. The building has never been raided before, never
been touched by police. Seen as a no go zone it has since become a sanctuary to
killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know
they cannot be touched.

Making their move in the break of dawn the swat team work their way up the building
under cover of silence. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover
and with news of their assault traveling to Tama in his penthouse suite the building is
locked down with all lights out and all exits blocked.

Stranded on the 6th floor the swat team must fight their way through every floor and
every room not just to complete their mission but to survive.

Okay, is it me does this sort of sound like District B-13?  I’m not expecting too much mind-blowing dialogue here.  The title pretty much says it all.  The story could even be conceivably happening in real time.  But don’t let that fool you.  Fight scenes lasting only minutes took several days to shoot and months to choreograph.  And hey, Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park’s doing the soundtrack so as far as action films go, really, what more could you ask for?  This film is reportedly still in production (or post-production),  and has been snatched up by Sony so expect to see it in a theater near you… or at the very least on Netflix. 

The Raid (2011) Red Band Trailer

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[Source:  City on Fire, THR]

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