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Thriller - Completed 2012

Oscar moves his family to Manila in search of better prospects. But their dreams are threatened when they fall prey to some unscrupulous locals.

& Awards

Sundance 2013
World Dramatic
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sean ELLIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Sean ELLIS, Frank E. FLOWERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Mathilde CHARPENTIER
    • Synopsis
    • Seeking a better life, Oscar Ramirez and his family decide to move from the poverty stricken rice fields of the Northern Philippine mountain ranges and journey towards the capital mega city of Metro Manila. Upon arriving in the big city, it isn't long before they fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. Oscar lands a job as a driver for an armoured truck company and is befriended by Ong, his senior officer. It soon becomes apparent that Ong has been waiting for the arrival of someone just like Oscar for some time. A few simple acts of kindness from Ong place Oscar in his debt; a debt that leads to blackmail as Ong forces Oscar to help him in a robbery of the company they both work for.
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