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Merantau (2009)

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In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the ... See full summary »

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In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him leave the comforts of his idyllic farming village and make a name for himself in the bustling city of Jakarta. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic, Ratger and his right-hand man Lars. With Ratger injured in the mêlée and seeking both his "merchandise" and bloody retribution, Yuda's introduction to this bustling city is a baptism of fire as he is forced to go on the run with Astri and her younger brother Adit as all the pimps and gangsters that inhabit the night hound the streets chasing their every step. With escape seemingly beyond their grasp, Yuda has no ... Written by PT. Merantau Films

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »
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Gareth Evans met Iko Uwais when he was hired to make a documentary film on Silat produced by Christine Hakim production company. Impressed by the young man's screen presence, Evans casts him as the leading role for his first action movie. See more »

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In the fight towards the end, the crowbar used by Luc appears to bend when struck against the Yuda's rod, indicating it's a rubber prop. See more »

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kick 'em all, man!
6 August 2009 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Of course I have to see this movie.

This is the first Indonesia martial arts movie after for years we, Indonesian people, didn't have any like this. And of course, we so tired with all ghosts and unclear sex comedy movies.

Oh my God.

Im just speechless.

This movie is so good, make me sit comfortable in theater, even though the theater have many trouble while playing this movie. But, all forgivable when you see how Good this movie is.

First hour, seems just like action movie fans not interested, because just so many drama. Next, u will blow up, because the action is just so great. And you know what, Iko Uwais is a bad-ass. Really, really bad-ass.

He play better than Tony Jaa. He can fight and amazingly can act. Very well. He make a debut acting with great charisma and camera just loves him so much.

Several actor play quite well. Especially for our mother, Christine Hakim, she is great. She is the mother of act.

The technical side is great. The lighting was good, sound effect and music score was great, editing was quite good. Slow for drama and really fast for fighting scene.

But, i really like the cinematography. It's just, GREAT.

Merantau becoming a different sensation when you see in cinema. I mean, for a while you never got this genre. And second, it's great. And that's making me just like having some multiple orgasm.

And one more thing, I'm officially Iko Uwais fans right now.

See you other time, fellas.

8/10


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