Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2011’s The Raid! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai!
The Raid is a 2011 Indonesian martial artsaction–survival film written, directed and edited by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans. The film stars Iko Uwais, who previously worked with Evans in another action film Merantau, released in 2009. Both films showcase the traditional Indonesian martial art Pencak Silat, with the fight choreography provided by Uwais and Yayan Ruhian. In The Raid, an elite squad is tasked to infiltrate a high-rise building – run by a ruthless drug lord – located in the slums of Jakarta, among them is Rama (played by Uwais), a rookie member of the team.