ASIAN FILM - Video
10:16 - 18th May 2012, by David West

The Raid Charges Into Cinemas Today

If you've picked up the new issue of NEO (number 98 if you're counting), then you will have already seen our interview with Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais about their amazing Indonesian action movie The Raid.

The adrenalin-soaked film opens in cinemas today and is a sure-fire way to kick your weekend up a gear or three.

Deep in the heart of one of Jakarta's most deprived slums stands an impenetrable high-rise apartment block. To most it is 30 floors of Hell to be avoided at all cost but for the city's most dangerous killers and gangsters, including the area's most notorious crime lord, it is a fortress-like safe house protecting them from the law. For years the local police have considered the building a no-go area.

Now one elite team enters the building with orders to make their way to the top to arrest the crime-lord who holds sway over the city's criminal underworld. But once their presence is discovered, every hoodlum, thug and lowlife in the building comes looking to carve them up and the mission becomes a desperate fight for survival.

The jaw-dropping action and stuntwork has to be seen to be believed.

Keep up with The Raid on their Facebook page.

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