30.09. - 09.10.2021

Metro Manila United Kingdom, Philippines 2013 | 114 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis (*1970) won acclaim with his prize-winning films Cashback (2004) and The Broken (2008). With Metro Manila, the Briton won the audience prize at this year's Sundance Festival.

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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.
Original title: Metro Manila
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Tagalog
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Sean Ellis
Screenplay: Sean Ellis
Cast: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega
Producer: Mathilde Charpentier, Sean Ellis
Director of Photography: Sean Ellis
Music: Robin Foster
Production Design: Ian Traifalgar
Editor: Richard Mettler
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Independent Film Company
Production: Chocolate Frog Film, Independent Film Company


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