Facts about The Raid: Redemption & The Raid: Berandal

The Raid duology is an Indonesian action movie that was created in 2012 (redemption) and 2014 (berandal). Both of the movies tell the audience about a police cop named Rama whose job is to catch criminals. The Raid: Redemption is the first movie which tells the audience about Rama’s journey to deal with & catch a mafia in an old building. The second movie which titled The Raid: Berandal, tells the audience about Rama’s undercover job as a subordinate for a criminal to uncover corruption in the police department. The movie was a box-office hit and had gone international. Here are some facts about The Raid duology.


  1. The soundtrack was composed by a band member

Linkin Park is an American rock band that is famous for its songs. Songs such as NumbIn the End, and Crawling have been known to many people until today. The band members consist of Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, and Joe Hahn. The Raid’s soundtrack was composed by one of the band members which was Mike Shinoda.


  1. The movie had won international awards

Not only popular in Indonesia, but the duology was also a hit in other countries, especially in the United States. It had won national and international awards. For the international award, it had won in Toronto Film 2011 as “The Cadillac People’s Choice Award” for Midnight Madness category, won the “Dublin Film Critics” and “Audience Award” at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012, and was shining in the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 2012.


  1. The actors are Indonesian

Although the movie’s producer and director were mostly not from Indonesia, all the character in the movie was played by an Indonesian actor. The first actor is Iko Uwais, who played the main character named Rama. The second actor is Yayan Ruhian, who played the right hand of the mafia boss named Mad Dog in Redemption, and in Berandal he played the right hand of the criminal boss named Prakoso. The third actor is Joe Taslim, who played a character named Jaka who is the leader of the raid operation to the old building in Redemption.


  1. The Raid: Berandal has successfully fulfilled America’s needs

The Raid: Berandal has been considered to fulfill America’s needs to be shown to the viewers. It was competing with some of Hollywood’s top movies, such as Guardians of the GalaxyEdge of Tomorrow, and X-men: Days of Future Past. It placed 7th place with a score of 8.1/10. The movie got the high score was because many Americans voted for the movie.


  1. The actors have also played in an international movie

Both of the movies had involved a lot of actors. But among all the actors, three actors succeed in playing in an international movie. Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and Cecep Arif Rahman were offered to play in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, this would bring good news to the Indonesian movie industry because those three actors had a chance to play in an international and famous movie series. Besides Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman also played in John Wick: Parabellum. Both acted as shinobi that was tasked to kill John Wick which was played by Keanu Reeves. The three actors that played in The Raid duology succeed in introducing Indonesia to international viewers.


Editor: Handiko Wijaya & Nadia Salsabila



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