Headshot

Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
  • Indonesia
  • 117 mins
  • 2016
  • Indonesian (with English subtitles)

In terms of sheer, punchy physical vigor, Headshot is a knockout.

Dennis Harvey, Variety

When an unknown Indonesian film called The Raid premiered back in 2011, action cinema welcomed a new hero, thanks to the furious flying fists and lightning-fast feet of star Iko Uwais. Now Uwais returns as the hero of Headshot, an amnesiac who’s forgotten everything about his past life — apart from his aptitude for ass kicking.

A young man washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury. After being nursed back to health by a young doctor, violence ensues as Ishmael takes on the henchmen of a vengeful drug lord while piecing together his past as a remorseless killing machine.

Directors Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel — a.k.a. The Mo Brothers — have a keen eye for action, and they keep it coming at a speedy clip as Ishmael kicks, punches, ducks, and flips his way through the Indonesian underworld. 

Always a cause for celebration - Iko Uwais brings his astounding fighting skills to this tale of amnesia and revenge.

Gráinne Humpreys, Festival Director

Iko Uwais
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