For the past decade, martial arts movies have gradually faded in popularity, however, the most recent trailer for the Indonesian film, The Raid, gives us something to look forward to. Perhaps this might be the savior of the once hugely popular genre. This video is the second trailer played at INAFFF. The The Raid was made by Welsh director Gareth Evans and will debut in 2012.


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.

Film synopsis via IMDB

Music by Fajar Yuskemal and Aria Prayogi.

via Mertantau Films Vimeo.