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Merantau -- Heading to the big city of Jakarta from rural Sumatra, Yuda is plunged into a violent world of human trafficking where his martial arts skills are tested in a rapidly escalating spiral of violence.

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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:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
kick 'em all, man! See more (35 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:

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

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 .... sound designer
Satrio Budiono .... sound re-recording mixer
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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31 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
kick 'em all, man!, 6 August 2009
Author: Candra Aditya from Indonesia

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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