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Metro Manila

OT: Metro Manila

Sean Ellis // United Kingdom, Philippines, 2013
Fiction Feature // FF2013



With his wife and children, Oscar Ramirez leaves their poor village in the North of the Philippines and travels to Manila to earn money. This boiling hot monster of a city immediately proves too much for the newcomers, who are easy prey for tricksters and shady businessmen. But when Oscar gets a steady job with a security company, everything seems to be turning out fine. As it happens, the new job is just a short cut to the brutal world of violent crime. A thriller, and a drama about the hopelessness of people in need who only want to secure the families’ existence but get little or no chance.




Metro Manila

Fiction Feature


Asia Express//FF2013

United Kingdom, Philippines


114 min

OV with German subtitles

Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega

Mathilde Charpentier, Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

Richard Mettler

Robin Foster

Ian Traifalgar

Independent Film Company

Chocolate Frog Film, Independent Film Company

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