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The Raid 2 (2014)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Raid 2 (2014, Indonesia/US) (aka The Raid 2: Berandal)

In co-writer/director Gareth Evans' violent, martial-arts, action-oriented crime thriller sequel, with amazing set-pieces:

  • early on, the outdoor prison yard, slo-mo riot-brawl in mud-soaked conditions during a rainy downpour
  • the final epic, beautifully-choreographed, six-minute long fight scene in a nightclub's whitish, climate-controlled kitchen and wine room (that took 8 days to film and involved 195 shots) - an exhausting to watch one-on-one (mano-a-mano) curved knife (karambit) fight between the two combatants, finally ending with a bisecting slash by undercover rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) to the external carotid neck artery of the Assassin (Cecep Arif Rahman), the most lethal henchman of half-Arab gangster Bejo (Alex Abbad)
  • it was shot with both medium and close-up shots, bringing great immediacy to the fury, ferocity and speed of the attacks between the two

The Kitchen-Wine Room Fight


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