The Raid 2: Berandal
The film continues where the first film ends. It continues with Rama (Uwais) going undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and to uncover the corruption in his own police force.
Berandal (a.k.a. The Raid 2: Berandal) is an Indonesian action film directed by Gareth Evans; it is a sequel to the 2012 hit The Raid: Redemption and was announced in 2011. The film has a release date of March 28, 2014.
Iko Uwais will reprise his role as Rama. In addition, the film stars Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Tio Pakusadewo, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, and Cecep A. Rahman. Japanese actors Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo and Kazuki Kitamura are also joining the film.
About the Story
Bejo, a self-made Jakarta gang lord executes Rama’s brother Andi in the fields outside Jakarta. After the disastrous raid on Tama’s apartment building, Rama meets with Bunawar, a police officer that was assured honest by Andi. After sending Rama’s fellow survivor Bowo to receive medical attention and executing Wahyu, Bunawar invites Rama to join a clandestine anti-corruption task force which seeks to expose police commissioner Reza’s backroom dealings with the Bangun and Goto gangs. While Rama initially declines, he agreed to join them after learning of his brother’s murder by Bejo and the imminent threat to his family.
Rama assaults the son of a politician who opposed Bangun’s criminal family, earning imprisonment alongside Bangun’s son Uco. Rama, under the alias “Yuda”, saves the mobster’s life during a prison riot. Bangun subsequently hires “Yuda” when the latter’s prison sentence ends two years later. As “Yuda”, Rama proves his value to the organization and earns the family’s trust while rifts grow between him and the unreliable Bunawar, who withholds information from him. Meanwhile, Uco grows increasingly discontented with his father’s lack of faith in his abilities and placidity towards the Japanese, desiring to take on a larger role in the mob’s operations.
Bejo invites Uco to dinner, sharing rumours of a Japanese plot to turn Reza against the Bangun family and allowing Uco to personally kill his prison assailants. Uco subsequently hatches a plot with Bejo to start a gang war that would destroy the Japanese, letting Uco prove himself to his father while Bejo profits from the chaos. The pair use Bejo’s personal assassins to frame the Japanese for killing Bangun’s loyal henchman Prakoso and falsify a harsh retaliation by Bangun. When the families meet to reconcile, Bangun takes an apologetic stance that causes Uco to lash out against his father. Meanwhile, Reza’s corrupt cops attack “Yuda” in reprisal, leaving him incapacitated as Bangun harshly beats Uco for his disobedience.
Bangun’s adviser Eka calls for “Yuda” to rescue Uco from Bangun’s office. While “Yuda” is in transit, Bejo, the Assassin, and Bejo’s henchmen appear in the office. Uco kills his father and shoots Eka in the leg. Before Uco can finish the enforcer off, “Yuda” arrives, stalling Bejo’s men to cover Eka’s escape. After the Assassin subdues “Yuda”, Bejo commands his men to kill him offsite.
The Raid 2: Berandal
Directed by: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Roy Marten, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Julie Estelle
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Screenplay by: Gareth Evans
Cinematography by; Matt Flannery, Dimas Imam Subhono
Film Editing by: Gareth Evans
Music by: Aria Prayogi, Joseph Trapanese, Fajar Yuskemal
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language.
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: March 28, 2014