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Gareth Evans On The Raid 2: Berandal Trailer
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Hello, Bejo

The Raid 2: Berandal

The chap with the scalpel is Bejo (Alex Abbad). “If I had to make a connection, he’s the Solozzo of The Raid,” says Evans. “He’s the guy who steps in and mixes shit up and causes a whole lot of trouble. He’s the catalyst for the all-out war that breaks out in the film.”

Evans worked with Abbad on his first film, Merantau, where he played a pimp. “We’d been talking about him playing this role for three or four years,” adds Evans. “We made him gain 10-15kg for the role. He chubbied up a little bit, still not enough to compete with me, but he tried!”

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1 great talent
this guy is currently one of my favorites directors, great talent! cant wait to see this! More

Posted by hadooooooooooooooken on Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:54

2 Ucok not Uco
I believe Bangun's character name will be Ucok, a common Indonesia name but mostly came from Batak (North Sumatera) tribe. Thank you for interviewing Gareth. I saw there have been more hints about this movie and I can't wait to see it in cinemas. More

Posted by kunderemp on Wednesday November 20, 2013, 04:12


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