I am a huge fan of premise of films rather than stars or storylines. 20 elite soldiers stuck in a 30 story building with traps and kung-fu fighting.... It's an Indonesian film. The only Indonesian film I saw was Merantu (which was kinda a knock off of the first Ong Bak) and that was pretty good.
Kinda reminds me of like a Die Hard film mixed with martial arts of Tony Jaa with a dash of Shaw Brothers. Looks pretty awesome I hope they have a screening here.
THE RAID: REDEMPTION
As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength - winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.
Recently named one of 2012's "Directors To Watch" by Variety - Gareth Huw Evans reteams on THE RAID with Iko Uwais, the star and fight choreographer of thecult sensation MARENTAU - which first brought the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat to global attention. Already a word-of-mouth sensation at the Toronto Film Festival, where it played to sold out crowds, the film is now poised to reach global audiences with a propulsive new score by alternativerocker/composers Mike Shinoda of "Linkin Park" and Joe Trepanese of "M83".
The Raid: Redemption hits theaters in limited release on March 23rd.