The Raid: Redemption is an Indonesian action film that details the hyper violent encounters between a S.W.A.T team and a drug lord and his associates, demonstrating the martial art Pencak Silat, which originates in Indonesia. The purpose of this martial art is to maim or kill and is highly effective, utilizing strikes, takedowns, weapons, and acrobatics. On the surface this film is nonstop, adrenaline pumping, all out action. But underneath this kill-or-be-killed exterior lies a cultural statement on Indonesian drug policies. Indonesia has always had an extreme take on punishment, drug charges often resulting in the death penalty. This is not limited to citizens of Indonesia either, but extends to foreigners caught with them as well
Despite such an extreme stance on drug trafficking and smuggling, there is a constantly growing drug problem, both use and sale, within Indonesia.
The United Nations has stated multiplied methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin smuggling cases from 2010 to 2011
Here you can see an example of the martial art as demonstrated within the film: