Did you watch The Raid or its sequel and wonder what other action films come out of Indonesia? Well, wonder no more you lucky bastards; a new film is coming to satiate your curiosity. That film is Garuda Power (named for a badass mythical bird, prominent in Indonesian culture) a documentary from director Bastian Meiresonne, covering the multitude of genres and sub genres within Indonesia’s action movie industry.
According to Twitchfilm, “[the doc] is currently in post production and aiming for a festival run later this year.” If true, non-Indonesian audiences can look forward to an informative look into a realm of cinema most of them probably didn’t even know existed.
But don’t take our word for it; take the word of Garuda Power‘s Facebook page:
GARUDA POWER is an incredible journey into Indonesia’s crazy Indonesian Action Cinema genre from its beginnings in the 1920s up to the latest worldwide success of Gareth Evan’s THE RAID trilogy.
It features an incredible insight of the world’s most incredible and less well-known Action Cinema with many never-seen footage of Indonesia’s oldest still-existing footage, rare pictures, poster art, and many, many interviews of top-notch actors Barry Prima & George Rudy, Willy Dozan, Johny Indo, directors Awyl Ackari, Imam Tantowi and action choregraphers Tanaka & Edy Jonathan.