First Poster Art For Iko Uwais’ THE RAID!1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Indonesian fight star Iko Uwais made quite an impression in his debut, the Gareth Evans directed martial arts picture Merantau.
Based on an actual Indonesian rite of passage, that one started off basically as a domestic drama before ramping up the violence about half way through.
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.