POTATO ON THE GO BULLETIN (Movie):
SM Cinema, the leading film exhibitor in the country, gets the exclusive rights to screen The Raid starting September 5, 2012. The film will have an advance screening on September 4 at 7:30pm at the Cinema 6 of SM Megamall. Members of the Press, brand partners and other special guests will be attending the event. SM Cinema offers 50% discount on The Raid ticket.
The film is presented by METANTAU FILMS and XTZ FILMS in association with Celluloid Nightmare. The film is about an elite team of cops tasked to raid a rundown 15-storey apartment and remove its owner, a notorious drug lord called Tama. The apartment has never been touched by the police before and is now a sanctuary of infamous gangsters. The team infiltrates the apartment but a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover. Tama orders the lockdown on the building. While the team has been stranded on one of the building’s floors, Tama solicits the aid of notorious criminals to defeat the special unit.
Iko Uwais stars as Rama, one of the members of a special team lead by Jaka, played by Joe Taslim, a professional Judo athlete. Ray Sahetapy, winner of The Best Actor award in the Film Festival Indonesia in 1989 and was nominated several times for the same award, plays the infamous drug lord. The cast includes Yayan Ruhian and Donny Alamsyah. The former plays Mad Dog, the right hand man of the criminal boss. The latter plays Andi, Tama’s second right hand man.
The Raid is distributed in the Philippines by Viva Films. It gets an R-16 rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
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