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''Merantau'' (''Journeying'') is a 2009 MartialArtsMovie directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais.

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''Merantau'' (''Journeying'') is a 2009 MartialArtsMovie directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais.
Creator/IkoUwais.


It tells the story of a young Indonesian martial artist named Yuda who leaves his home to travel to the bustling city of Jakarta in order to make a name for himself, in a century's old RiteOfPassage called Merantau. However, after a series of setbacks leave him homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring.

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It tells the story of a young Indonesian martial artist named Yuda who leaves his home to travel to the bustling city of Jakarta in order to make a name for himself, in a century's old centuries-old RiteOfPassage called Merantau. However, after a series of setbacks leave him homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring.


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from being top guys of their human trafficking circuit, Ratger and Luc are tremendous martial artists.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from being top guys of their a human trafficking circuit, Ratger and Luc are tremendous martial artists.



* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter and hugs Luc in apology, but the act only shows how nuts he is.

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* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter and hugs Luc in apology, but the act act, rather than making him look caring, only shows further how nuts he is.



* CrapsackWorld: How the city is portrayed in contrast with Yuda's idyllic former life on the country. Adapting to it is arguably a part of the Merantau journey.

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* CrapsackWorld: How the city is portrayed in contrast with Yuda's idyllic former life on the country. Adapting to it is arguably a part of the Merantau journey.



* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses UsefulNotes/{{Karate}} and UsefulNotes/WingChun and Luc features wushu, and more or less all of the mooks have silat moves as well.

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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses UsefulNotes/{{Karate}} and UsefulNotes/WingChun and UsefulNotes/WingChun, Luc features uses wushu, and more or less all of the mooks have silat moves as well.



* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very coordinated manner, they do some strategic hesitating to keep the duel in an alternate one on one; however, at the same time, they do attack him in unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.
* NiceGuy: Yuda is an unambiguous nice and shy person, in contrast with the rest of characters, who go from the {{Tsundere}}ish Astri to the downright AxCrazy Ratger.

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* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very coordinated manner, they do some strategic hesitating in order to keep the duel in an alternate one on one; however, one. However, at the same time, they do attack him in unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.
* NiceGuy: Yuda is an unambiguous unambiguously nice and shy person, in contrast with the rest of characters, who go from the {{Tsundere}}ish {{Tsundere}} Astri to the downright AxCrazy Ratger.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Yuda and Astri show some certain closeness later in the film, but nothing comes between them [[spoiler:due to his death at the end.]]

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Yuda and Astri show some certain closeness later in the film, but nothing comes up between them [[spoiler:due to his death at the end.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Eric sacrificies himself after his HeelFaceTurn to save Yuda from the guard's bullets.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Eric sacrificies himself after his HeelFaceTurn to save Yuda from the guard's guards's bullets.]]



* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather disfunctional but solid one between Ratger and Luc.

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* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather disfunctional but solid one between Ratger and Luc.


It tells the story of a young Indonesian martial artist named Yuda who leaves his home to travel to the bustling city of Jakarta to make a name for himself, in a century's old RiteOfPassage called Merantau. However, after a series of setbacks leave him homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring.

The film, suprisingly dark for its genre, is considered the movie who gave international fame to Uwais, who later starred on ''Film/TheRaidRedemption'' along part of the same cast and again under Evans's direction.

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It tells the story of a young Indonesian martial artist named Yuda who leaves his home to travel to the bustling city of Jakarta in order to make a name for himself, in a century's old RiteOfPassage called Merantau. However, after a series of setbacks leave him homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring.

The film, suprisingly a surprisingly dark one for its genre, is considered the movie who that gave international fame to Uwais, who later starred on ''Film/TheRaidRedemption'' along part of the same cast and again under Evans's direction.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from being top guys of their human trafficking circuit, it seems that Ratger and Luc are tremendous martial artists.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from being top guys of their human trafficking circuit, it seems that Ratger and Luc are tremendous martial artists.



* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter and hugs him in apology, but the act only shows how nuts he is.

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* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter and hugs him Luc in apology, but the act only shows how nuts he is.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Yuda ends growing some for Adit, if only driven by circunstances.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Yuda ends growing some for Adit, if only driven by circunstances.circumstances.



* CombatPragmatist: A trait of the silat. Yuda is not above using improvised weapons, although he usually ends fighting barehanded.

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* CombatPragmatist: A trait of the silat. Yuda is not above using improvised weapons, although he usually ends up fighting barehanded.



* CrapsackWorld: How the city is portraited in contrast with Yuda's idyllic former life on the country. Adapting to it is arguably a part of the Merantau.

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* CrapsackWorld: How the city is portraited portrayed in contrast with Yuda's idyllic former life on the country. Adapting to it is arguably a part of the Merantau.Merantau journey.



* TheCynic: Eric has become this over time, and considering what we are shown from the city, he definitely has his reasons.

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* TheCynic: Eric has become this over time, and considering what we are shown from of the city, he definitely has his reasons.



* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses karate and wing chun and Luc features wushu, and more or less all of the mooks have silat moves as well.

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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses karate UsefulNotes/{{Karate}} and wing chun UsefulNotes/WingChun and Luc features wushu, and more or less all of the mooks have silat moves as well.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Astri, who works as a strip dancer just because it's the only way to her and her brother to get money to live.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Astri, who works as a strip dancer just because it's the only way to for her and her brother to get money to live.



* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very tag team feeling manner, they do some strategic hesitating to keep the duel in an alternate one on one; however, at the same time, they do attack him in unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.

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* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very tag team feeling coordinated manner, they do some strategic hesitating to keep the duel in an alternate one on one; however, at the same time, they do attack him in unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.



* NoIndoorVoice: Ratger appears to be shouting his lines in nearly all of his scenes.

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* NoIndoorVoice: Ratger appears to be shouting shouts his lines in nearly all of his scenes.



* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather quirky but solid one between Ratger and Luc.

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* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather quirky disfunctional but solid one between Ratger and Luc.


* {{Badass}}: Yuda, hands down.

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* NoIndoorVoice: Ratger appears to be shouting his lines in nearly all of his scenes.


The film, suprisingly dark for its genre, is considered as the movie who gave international fame to Uwais, who later starred on ''Film/TheRaidRedemption'' along part of the same cast and again under Evans's direction.

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The film, suprisingly dark for its genre, is considered as the movie who gave international fame to Uwais, who later starred on ''Film/TheRaidRedemption'' along part of the same cast and again under Evans's direction.



* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter and hugs him in apology, but the act only show how nuts he is.

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* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter and hugs him in apology, but the act only show shows how nuts he is.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Yuda ends growing some for Adit, if only circunstance driven.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Yuda ends growing some for Adit, if only circunstance driven.driven by circunstances.



* BrokenBird: Astri, even more after [[spoiler:Ratger rapes her.]]

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* BrokenBird: Astri, even due to her ParentalAbandonment and subsequent hard life. Even more after [[spoiler:Ratger rapes her.]]



* CrapsackWorld: How the city is portraited in contrast with Yuda's idylic former life on the country. Adaptating to it is arguably a part of the Merantau.

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* CrapsackWorld: How the city is portraited in contrast with Yuda's idylic idyllic former life on the country. Adaptating Adapting to it is arguably a part of the Merantau.



* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very tag team feeling manner, they do some strategic hesitating to keep the duel in a alternate one on one; however, at the same time, they do attack him at unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.

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* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very tag team feeling manner, they do some strategic hesitating to keep the duel in a an alternate one on one; however, at the same time, they do attack him at in unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.



* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather quirky but sure one between Ratger and Luc.

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* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather quirky but sure solid one between Ratger and Luc.


* ElevatorActionSequence: Yuda versus Eric.

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* ElevatorActionSequence: Yuda versus Eric.and Eric fight in an elevator just before the climax. This is preceded by an uncomfortable elevator moment.



* HairTriggerTemper: Ratger has quite of one.

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* HairTriggerTemper: Ratger has quite of a major one.

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* ElevatorActionSequence: Yuda versus Eric.


The film, suprisingly dark for its genre, is considered as the movie who gave international fame to Uwais, who later starred on ''TheRaidRedemption'' along part of the same cast and again under Evans's direction.

to:

The film, suprisingly dark for its genre, is considered as the movie who gave international fame to Uwais, who later starred on ''TheRaidRedemption'' ''Film/TheRaidRedemption'' along part of the same cast and again under Evans's direction.


* TheNotLoveInterest: Yuda and Astri show some certain on and off, but nothing comes between them [[spoiler:due to his death at the end.]]

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Yuda and Astri show some certain on and off, closeness later in the film, but nothing comes between them [[spoiler:due to his death at the end.]]


* AxCrazy: Ratger doesn't look very mentally stable, and the death of Luc only worsens it.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from being top guys of their human trafficking circuit, it seems that Ratger and Luc are tremendous martial artists.
* AxCrazy: Ratger doesn't look very mentally stable, and the death of Luc [[spoiler:Luc's death]] only worsens it.



* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter, but it only show how nuts he is.

to:

* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter, latter and hugs him in apology, but it the act only show how nuts he is.



* TheCynic: Eric has become this over time, and considering what we are shown from the city, he definitely has reasons.

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* TheCynic: Eric has become this over time, and considering what we are shown from the city, he definitely has his reasons.



* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses karate and wing chun and Luc features wushu, and more or less all of the mooks has silat moves as well.

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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses karate and wing chun and Luc features wushu, and more or less all of the mooks has have silat moves as well.



* NiceGuy: Yuda is an unambiguous nice and shy person.

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* MookChivalry: Zig-zagged during the final brawl. Although Ratger and Luc fight Yuda in a very tag team feeling manner, they do some strategic hesitating to keep the duel in a alternate one on one; however, at the same time, they do attack him at unison at vital moments and use actual team moves on him.
* NiceGuy: Yuda is an unambiguous nice and shy person.person, in contrast with the rest of characters, who go from the {{Tsundere}}ish Astri to the downright AxCrazy Ratger.



* OneManArmy: Yuda, who beats down countless goons without catch a break.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Yuda and Astri show some certain on and off, but nothing comes between them [[spoiler:due to his death at the end.]]
* OneManArmy: Yuda, who beats down countless goons without catch catching a break.



* ThePowerOfLove: Pulled out at the final battle, when a battered Yuda manages to break out from Ratger's furious stranglehold only after hearing Astri inside of the container he is being choked against.




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* VillainousFriendship: There is a rather quirky but sure one between Ratger and Luc.

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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Yuda and Eric are pencak silat masters, while Ratger uses karate and wing chun and Luc features wushu, and more or less all of the mooks has silat moves as well.


* AffablyEvil: Luc is very polite and calm, especially next to his associate.



* BadBoss: Ratger beats Johnny up during a tantrum and breaks a glass over Luc's head during another. Subverted in that he immediately repents doing the latter, but it only show how nuts he is.
* BerserkButton: For Ratger, hurting Luc (if it is not Ratger himself).
* BigBad: Ratger.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Yuda ends growing some for Adit, if only circunstance driven.



* BrokenBird: Astri, even more after [[spoiler:Ratger rapes her.]]
* CombatPragmatist: A trait of the silat. Yuda is not above using improvised weapons, although he usually ends fighting barehanded.



* TheCynic: Eric has become this over time, and given what we are shown about the city, he definitely had reasons.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Astri, who works as a hooker just because it's the only way to her and her brother to get money to live.

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* CoolBigSis: Astri is forced to become one to Adit, which is commented by Yuda.
* TheCynic: Eric has become this over time, and given considering what we are shown about from the city, he definitely had has reasons.
* TheDragon: Luc.
* EvilCounterpart: Eric to Yuda.
* HairTriggerTemper: Ratger has quite of one.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Astri, who works as a hooker strip dancer just because it's the only way to her and her brother to get money to live.



* OneManArmy: Yuda.

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* NiceGuy: Yuda is an unambiguous nice and shy person.
* NobleDemon: Eric.
* OneManArmy: Yuda.Yuda, who beats down countless goons without catch a break.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Eric is rather short, but he definitely was not a bad silat practitioner before coming to the city.

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