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The Raid 2: Berandal

Next up is Uco’s dad, Bangun, played by Tio Pakusadewo, and one of the film’s biggest links to The Raid. “Everything in the first movie - Tama’s building, Tama’s reputation - was all given to him by Bangun,” says Evans. “He’s the guy who’s got the keys to the city. He’s dealing with the top-level cops, the ones we hinted at in the first movie, they’re all dealing with him and he used that building to facilitate paying them off, so it didn’t go through him.” In fact, eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot a painting of a bull in Bangun’s office that’s virtually identical to the one owned by Tama in The Raid. “Little touches we put in there to link the films together,” says Evans.

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

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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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