30.09. - 09.10.2021

Violator Philippines 2014 | 101 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Dodo Dayao

DODO DAYAO (*1972) is one the Philippines' best-known film critics and curators, and also writes comics and screenplays, having worked with numerous representatives of new Philippine cinema. His own short films have hitherto been mostly shown in the context of galleries. Violator is his debut full-length feature.

rated for 0 + years
A typhoon lashes the Philippines, heading inexorably for the overheated capital Manila. Nothing all that unusual, and yet this storm seems to have something dark in tow. The routine preparations are overshadowed by strange occurrences, and more and more of the inhabitants show signs of unusual behaviour. Five men end up at a police station. A long night in the eye of the storm awaits them. Dodo Dayao quotes artistically from the rich tradition of horror films in Philippine and American cinema and creates a bleak pearl of the genre, in which the underlying threat becomes almost physically tangible.
Original title: Violator
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Philippine
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Dodo Dayao
Screenplay: Dodo Dayao
Cast: Joel Lamangan, Victor Neri, Andy Bais, Antony Falcon, RK Bagatsing, Timothy Mabalot
Producer: Tonee Acejo, Lawrence S. Ang
Director of Photography: Albert Banzon & Gym Lumbera
Music: Marcushiro Nada & Ace Cada
Production Design: Richard Somes & Erwin Sanchez
Editor: Lawrence S. Ang
Sound: 0
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Production: Quiapost Productions
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