Above is the trailer for Indonesian film The Raid, and it is one of the ball-punchingest trailers I have seen in a long time. Written and directed by Welsh born Garreth Evans, the film takes place during a raid on an abandoned housing complex that serves as a safe house for dangerous killers and drug dealers. The film has been making waves at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been likened to a cross between Assault on Precinct 13 and John Woo films. No word as to when it’ll arrive here at the states, but either way check the jump for the official poster and synopsis.
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 run-down 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 sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.