After blasting both audience at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals, Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2: Berandal is getting a limited theatrical run through Sony Classics on March 28. A brand new poster has been released showing the cast of characters from the pic Ryan Daley raved about out of the Sundance premiere.
Starring The Raid‘s Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Donny Alamsyah, as well as Julie Estelle (Kuntilanak), “Rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Uwais) thought the battle was over and was finally able to resume a normal life. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Formidable though, they may have been Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. With Rama’s triumph over the small fry, he has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. Rama now needs to protect his family, who are at risk, one choice remains, to protect his infant son and wife. To do so he must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.”
In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.”
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