Chattanooga Film Festival Announces The Raid 2: Berandal

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Raid 2: Berandal is the latest film to join the ever-growing lineup in the Chattanooga Film Festival, which is scheduled for April 3-6 at the Carmike Majestic Theater. This film is a sequel to The Raid: Redemption (2012).  Fresh off of screenings at 2014’s Sundance and SXSW film festivals, The Raid: 2 Berandal is sure to please fans of action cinema when it screens at CFF, said officials. 

Review for The Raid 2: Berandal:

Picking up right where The Raid: Redemption left off (though it’s not necessary to have seen the first film to enjoy Raid 2) Rama (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to protect his wife and child. Rama begins to work for the anti-corruption task force led by Bunawar, the one person he can trust. On this taskforce, Rama becomes an enforcer for a local mobster Bangun, and through Bangun’s son Uco, Rama is able to gather information that links Bangun with corruption within the police force. Rama is driven and consumed by his personal vendetta for revenge and justice, which threatens his mission all together.  

“The Raid: Redemption set a bold new standard for action cinema,” said CFF Festival Director Chris Dortch. “The Raid 2 pushes that incredible envelope even further. Gareth Evans is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and we can’t wait to give our CFF audience a taste of his work.” 

The Raid 2 was written and directed by Gareth Evans. Evans formed a relationship with Iko Uwais during the filming of Land of Moving Shadows, a documentary about the Indonesian martial art of silat. From there Evans and Iko Uwais went on to make three films: Merantau in 2009, The Raid: Redemeption in 2011, and now The Raid 2: Berendal.  

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