The Raid (18)
18 May - 31 May 2012
After its exclusive preview at our own Dundead festival, weíre thrilled to bring The Raid back to Dundee audiences. With the tagline Ď20 elite cops, one ruthless crime lord and 30 floors of mayhemí, you know youíre going to be in for a rollercoaster ride of a movie experience!
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums is an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite SWAT team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down a notorious drug lord and fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission.
Welsh director Gareth Evans channels vintage 1980ís John Woo but brings his own unique stamp to this genre which we havenít seen much of recently: the uber-violent and yet almost balletic action thriller. Garnering acclaim and popularity with critics and audiences alike, The Raid is set to be one of the most talked about film experiences of the year. If youíve got an appetite for violence, tension and a few groan-inducing moments, donít miss it!