The Raid comes to Australian audiences on the back of a huge amount of buzz from Sundance, not to mention the fact that director Gareth Evans‘ (no, not that Gareth Evans) previous feature, Merantau, rapidly found a cult audience. Madman has released an original local version of the poster, coupled with the official Australian trailer and some clips.
Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Director Gareth Evans (Merantau) and rising martial-arts star Iko Uwais reunite in this adrenaline-fueled action film.
The Raid is released in Australia on 22 March 2012 from Madman Films.
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