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Gareth Evans On The Raid 2: Berandal Trailer
The writer-director breaks down the first teaser's characters exclusively for Empire

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The Raid 2: Berandal

As Rama begins to punch a chalk outline on the wall, the trailer shows us flashes of the new characters Rama will meet, both inside and outside the walls. But who does the figure on the wall represent? “That’s a good one. Oh, shit…” laughs Evans, neatly dodging the answer. “I wanted to have certain connective tissue to the first film and the choreography he does is largely the same, as much as he could remember on the day of shooting, as the choreography he uses for hitting the punchbag in the first Raid. In the first Raid, it’s all about him preparing himself spiritually, physically, emotionally so he can go off and complete his mission. He looks focused, he looks primed, he looks fired up. I wanted to contrast that now that he’s in prison on this mission and a lot of personal things have happened to him, so that ending to that punching session is designed to show a sadness and a tragic side to him as well. He’s full of regret as well.”

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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

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