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The Raid 2

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Director: Gareth Evans

Screenwriters: Gareth Evans

Institute History

  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Immediately following the events of the original, The Raid 2 tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anticorruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child. His mission is to get close to a new mob boss, Bangun, by befriending his incarcerated son, Uco. Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with corruption in the Jakarta Police Department while pursuing a dangerous and personal vendetta that threatens to consume him and bring his mission—and the organized crime syndicate—down around him.

Filmmaker Gareth Evans gloriously reunites with star Iko Uwais for this epic martial-arts sequel. No longer confined to a single building, the fight spills across the streets of Jakarta—from prison yards to subway cars. Evans packs his film with enough jaw-dropping action and groan-inducing hits to rival a Hollywood studio’s entire summer slate. With The Raid 2 and Park City at Midnight’s Killers, on which Evans serves as a producer, Indonesia establishes itself as a leader in genre filmmaking.

— C.R.

Screening Details

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