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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:
First time I've been ever in an in-theater applause... See more (33 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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Additional Details

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:
Color (HD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
During the first part of the movie which tells Yuda's daily life with his mother and brother, half of the dialogs are in Minang language (one of more than 500 local dialects and languages in Indonesia), and have to be subtitled into Indonesian in the Indonesian released.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In Jakarta Yuda calls his mother, who live on other island, from a public phone. Jakarta public phone doesn't serve inter-city calls and the coins he uses are not enough for long conversation (in the international version, the conversation is much shorter than in the Indonesian version).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Raid 2 (2014)See more »

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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
First time I've been ever in an in-theater applause..., 12 August 2009
Author: blabberbrat from Djakarta

At first, looking at the way the managed the poster and all..I thought this would just be another copy-cat movie (well, we had to admit, neighboring countries cinema are way earlier in successfully creating such motion pictures)

But...

All the fighting scheme, supporting casts, location, technicalities...this movie is surely one helluva fresh breeze into Indonesian Cinema.

Last night, I was literally stunned and amazed by especially the actions and plot this movie had brought.

The spirit of Nationalism, Humanism and Martial Artistry is carried out at its best!!

Can't believe my own two hands when I clapped them together with the whole theater last night...

Surely, one step toward a better cinema for Indonesia..

Bravo!!

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