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Gareth Evans On The Raid 2: Berandal Trailer
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The Goto Guy

The Raid 2: Berandal

Evans wanted The Raid 2 to have a much larger scope than the first movie. “What I wanted to do was mix things up so it wasn’t Indonesian gangsters vs Indonesian gangsters here. So I decided to import, and one of my favourite genres has always been Japanese Yakuza films,” he explains. So this is Kenicho Endo as Japanese mob boss, Goto. “He’s the equivalent of what we have with Bangun. They’re on an even playing field. We establish early on that these two families have had a truce for over ten years. Bangun and Goto regularly meet up to discuss the territories and any issues they may have about security and safety. It’s almost like a mutual respect between the two of them. They’ve both seen enough violence now to be done with that aspect of their life.” We’re guessing that they’re not quite done with it. Not yet.

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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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