LUKAS THE STRANGE

LUKAS NINO

By John TORRES

PELICULAS LOS OTROS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

An awkward teenager learns that his father is a half-horse. Father disappears the next day. There is a film shoot in the village. Lukas sees his body growing, his friends changing, the whole village transforming. There is a river that lets you forget a memory. His father doesn't remember anything.

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BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Avant-Garde & Genre
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • John TORRES
    • Writer(s)
    • John TORRES, Sherad Anthony SANCHEZ, Dodo DAYAO
    • Producer(s)
    • John TORRES (Peliculas Los Otros)
    • Synopsis
    • Lukas Nino (Lukas the Strange) is a story of an awkward teenager coming to grips with his own initiation into manhood just when there is a movie shoot in their neighborhood. The story opens several nights before, when Lukas is told that he has a tikbalang (half-horse, half man) for a father. His father, Mang Basilio disappears in their life the next day. Lukas wonders whether he is a boy or a tikbalang. There is a film shoot in the village. Everyone participates. Soon, they believe the story of the film. That there is a mystical river that lets them forget one memory that they choose. Lukas' father resurfaces, and he is invited to play a role. At this time, very private footage
      of a woman emerges from the river.
      The film is told by Lukas' friend, Lorena, who is fascinated by this strange boy who thinks he is a tikbalang.
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