"Merantau" - a Harimau movie has gone in to production!!

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  1. Carol

    Carol Crazy like a...

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    I SO WANT TO SEE THIS!!

    A look at Indonesian Silat movie Mirantau




    The official synopsis:

    In Minangkabau, West Sumatra, Yuda (Iko Uwais), a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his “Merantau,” a century’s old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community’s young men that will see him leave the comforts of his idyllic farming village and make a name for himself in the bustling city of Jakarta.
    After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri (Sisca Jessica) from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic, Ratger (Mads Koudal) and his right-hand man Luc (Laurent Buson).
    With Ratger injured in the melee and seeking both his “merchandise” and bloody retribution, Yuda’s introduction to this bustling city is a baptism of fire as he is forced to go on the run with Astri and her younger brother Adit as all the pimps and gangsters that inhabit the night hound the streets chasing their every step.
    With escape seemingly beyond their grasp, Yuda has no choice but to face his attackers in an adrenaline charged, jaw-dropping finale.

     
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    Sounds cool!
     
  3. Brian Jones

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    This does look good!
     
  4. Brian R. VanCise

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    I think it will be cool but you may not see really good silat but instead show biziness silat.
     
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    This looks very cool. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Hi All ! I'll keep my eyes open for this ! Sounds fun. Will it be available for distribution to USA? I have had to order some silat based movies from Malaysia before....always nicer if I can get it here in USA.
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    the movie is recommended if you want to know about silat, but not recommended if want to know the detail of silat (because the actor is not even a famous silat practitioner in indonesia)

    the background of this movie is to introduce indonesian silat (especially from padang) to the world, I think it was inspired by Ong Bak (IMHO)
     
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    Is this out in malaysia yet? I really want to see this!
     
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    Did this movie ever come out?--- I heard there was another silat heavy film as well----Any info on that or this one?
     
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    finally got a copy of this. very disappointing starts off well but goes into a bad ong bak imitation. wished it showed alot more silat in there, most of it after hte beginning was like ongbak123
     

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