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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 Assassin

The Raid 2: Berandal

Now, stalking through a cornfield (perhaps the very same one in which our hooded character awaits his or her fate), comes a top assassin, known only as… The Assassin. “He’s The Raid 2’s Mad Dog,” says Evans, referring to Yayan Ruhian’s virtually unkillable henchman from the first movie. “He’s this wordless, coldblooded assassin who specialises in using an Indonesian knife called the karambit. It’s a curved blade with a finger hook so you keep it very close to you. It’s brutal.”

In the movie, The Assassin works for “this rising gangster called Bejo” and is played by Cecep Arif Rahman, whom Evans met in 2007 when working on the silat documentary that introduced him to Iko Uwais. “He’s an incredible silat expert, and someone I’ve wanted to work with since I’ve known him… and he’s an English teacher in his spare time!”

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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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