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Drama - Completed 2016

Luis, a boy from the country, ventures into the city to find his younger 12-year-old sister, Lulu, who is locked up in the dark rooms of a brothel.

& Awards

Cinemalaya 2016
Official Selection - Opening Film
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlo OBISPO
    • Producer(s)
    • Eduardo ROCHA (Buchi Boy Entertainment), Fernando ORTIGAS (Tuko Film Productions Inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Luis (Carlos Dala) is just one of the teenage boys in the idyllic and fishing island of Silag. He goes through the issues of adolescence with his childhood sweetheart, Maricar (Therese Malvar), while his younger sister, Lulu (Barbara Miguel), busies herself by joining amateur singing contests in hopes of becoming a star.

      One day, a talent manager discovers her singing and offers her to undergo vocal coaching in Manila, and later to join a popular TV singing contest. Lulu eagerly takes the opportunity and leaves for the city, thinking her dreams are finally coming true. However, after a few months, Lulu’s family loses communication with her.

      This drives Luis to go to Manila in search for his sister. 123 follows the overwhelming circus of unfamiliar and harsh realities of a country boy’s search to find his sister, locked up in a brothel.