Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 8th at 4:50 for The Raid: Redemption at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing Jeans and a dark gray shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
One ruthless crime lord. Twenty elite cops. Thirty floors of chaos. Showcasing the jaw-dropping Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat, the crime thriller The Raid: Redemption has been described as “mind-bogglingly stunning” and “a slam-bang, knock-your-socks-off action bonanza with some of the most peerlessly shot, performed and choreographed fight sequences you’re likely to see on screen” (Los Angeles Times). 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 for their heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team’s fallen leader and use every bit of his fighting strength-winding through every floor and room to complete the mission and escape with his life. Written and directed by Gareth Huw Evans, who reteams with Uwais, star and fight choreographer of the cult sensation Merantau. The film features a propulsive score by alternative rocker/composers Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Joseph Trapanese, collaborator with Daft Punk and M83.