While I would love nothing more than for director Anggy Umbara‘s latest, 3, to get a simulataneous release with other territories overseas, chances are we’re more likely to end up waiting a really long time for that to happen. If it is to happen, I sincerely hope piracy doesn’t affect it, because that would be devastating, and we can never have enough genuine and original action films in this day and age.
JAKARTA 2036, there have been so many changes. The peace and prosperity has returned to the country after the end of civil war and the slaughtering of radical group in 2026.
Human rights have became the main principle of the country. Bullets has been deemed illegal. Army and policemen were only given rubber bullets to catch criminals and the remaining terrorists. A very difficult dilemma has been raised, where radical groups had returned and struggle to change the face of democracy.
In that era, high martial-arts skill is needed, by both the authorities and the criminals. Alif, Lam and Mim are three friends of the Martial Arts school who grew up together in an Islamic Boarding School called Al Ikhlas.
Alif, the stubborn yet honest, chose to become the police . He was determined to eradicate all forms of crime while tracking the killer of his parents.
Lam, the empathy one, chose to become a journalist. Dreaming of spreading the truth and became the eyes of the people.
Mim chose to teach religion and remain settled at the boarding school. Making himself to be the good example on earth and keeping the core values of his religion on this earth. All those three were met, after the chaos following the blast in a cafe.
Evidence in investigation leads to Mim’s and his students involvement. Alif has to encounter his own best friend and destroy Islamic schools where he was raised. Lam is stuck between his two friends, continue to find the common ground in order to avoid a more severe destruction. Mim chose to face the policemen and prefer to sacrifice his life.
Alif, Lam and Mim are forced to fight each other in their fight for the truth, while keeping the family and their loved ones safe.