In today’s overcrowded movie market a new film has to have a unique hook to get the journalists writing about it. On average there are twelve new films released in cinemas every week. Without a star to lend his or her name to get the buzz going for a film, a project must use whatever is available to give it a helping hand and get the word out to the public. The Raid has its own built-in publicity hook ready assembled. An indigenous martial arts (known as Silat) film made in Indonesia with a new young star,written and directed by a Welshman. You don’t get many of those types of films that’s for sure.
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