#Sundance 2012 - Movies to look out for: The Raid
The Indonesian action film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim and walked away winning The Cadillac People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. This is a straight up pure action film in which the actors are also the fight choreographers. In other words don’t expect much plot. The Raid starts with a simple premise and makes no pretensions about showcasing the non-stop breathtaking action by enigmatic young star, Iko Uwais.
Synopsis: At the break of dawn, an elite SWAT team descends upon a rundown tenement in the mammoth city of Jakarta, Indonesia. Their mission? To take down the ruthless and powerful crime boss Tama, who rules the building and its inhabitants with implacable brutality. Holed up on the top floor with an array of security cameras and a legion of massively armed underlings, Tama appears to be untouchable. The police initiate their assault with precision as they make their way through the lower floors of the building. But when their cover is blown, a bloody cataclysm erupts, first with bullets, then with a storm of fists and feet.