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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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Meet Uco

The Raid 2: Berandal

This is Indonesian actor Arifin Putra as Uco [pronounced Oo-cho]. “He’s the son of the mob boss, Bangun,” says Evans. “He’s the lynchpin for the entire movie. When we did the teaser poster, it was a purposeful thing to stick him dead centre of the frame. He’s the driving force of the storyline for this. He’s the one pushing the plot. Uco’s never had to fight a day in his life, and he’s starting to feel that. He’s sort of the personification of this new generation of ridiculously entitled rich kids you see flying around in Jakarta who are filled with anger and rage and pull all sorts of shit wherever they go, and they feel they’re entitled to be like that. Who’s going to touch them? Who’s going to stop them? He’s an interesting character, full of internal conflicts and complexes.”

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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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