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Director:
Writers:
Gareth Evans (written by)
Daiwanne Ralie (translation)
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Release Date:
5 November 2009 (Singapore) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Every journey must begin with one small step. See more »
Plot:
In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Beyond Average See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Iko Uwais ... Yuda
Sisca Jessica ... Astri

Christine Hakim ... Wulan

Mads Koudal ... Ratger
Yusuf Aulia ... Adit

Alex Abbad ... Johni

Yayan Ruhian ... Eric
Laurent Buson ... Luc
Donny Alamsyah ... Yayan
Ratna Galih ... Ayi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Libby Brien ... Wulan (voice)
Raiya Galih ... Ayi
Rahyma Yanii ... Eli

Philip Hersh ... Ratger (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Gareth Evans 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gareth Evans  written by
Daiwanne Ralie  translation

Produced by
Rangga Maya Barack-Evans .... executive producer
Daiwanne Ralie .... line producer
Ario Sagantoro .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aria Prayogi 
Fajar Yuskemal 
 
Cinematography by
Matt Flannery (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gareth Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Eni Sulismi .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Satrio Budiono .... re-recording mixer
Satrio Budiono .... sound designer
Ichsan Rachmaditta .... foley artist
Suhadi .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Didik Juwandi A. .... roto team
 
Other crew
Robin De Lano .... dubbing voice
 

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Also Known As:
"Merantau Warrior" - Singapore (English title), UK (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language
Runtime:
Indonesia:134 min (director's cut) | 106 min (international cut version)
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Color (HD)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The blood from Ratger's face becomes pink when it touches his shirt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Raid 2 (2014)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beyond Average, 6 July 2014
Author: jp2592 from SoCal

The main actor is legit. Which in the martial arts cinema is rarity. I actually saw his movie the Raid 1&2, which I liked so much because the whole movie is just so good from the fight scenes to the action choreography, its just insane. Some credit goes out tot he director too. Now this movie, seems like it has a lower budget as you can tell when watching, but the fight screens and camera work are there. The story needed to be a bit more developed but the fight screen between the silat friend in the elevator was pretty intense. I wished it was a bit longer but what he did at the end will have you rooting for him.

As for the 2 white bad guys at the end. Their style of fighting was kind of non believing. They could of done better. IDK, seems like something was very lacking.

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