1898, OUR LAST MEN IN THE PHILIPPINES

1898, LOS ÚLTIMOS DE FILIPINAS

By Salvador CALVO

FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Post-Production 2016

An epic account of the final days of the last colony of the Spanish Empire, the Philippines, 1898 is filled with action, suspense, and a contemporary reflection on colonialism. This high-budget production is a grand adventure movie with a high-level cast to be enjoyed on the big screen.

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San Sebastian FF 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Epic, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 130 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Salvador CALVO
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandro HERNÁNDEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Enrique CEREZO (ENRIQUE CEREZO PC, S.A.U.)
    • Synopsis
    • Death, violence, blood, desperation, fear and starvation. This is the plight of the last fifty men of the Spanish Empire as they defend the last of its colonies to the death: the Philippines.
      These Spaniards, drifters rather than soldiers, barricade themselves inside the church in the small village of Baler against the incessant offensive by the country’s native Tagalogs. Over 300 days go by, and day in and day out, they suffer all kinds of illness and miseries.
      Between the arrows they receive and their own return fire, these Spa- niards, far from home, take on the adventure of their lives in an inhospitable jungle crawling with crocodiles and other dangers. They battle onslaught after onslaught from the natives; they sneak out at night to steal food and they smoke opium to drown their sorrows. And above all, they entrust themselves to a God and Country who, to their disbelief, abandoned them long ago...
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