RICE SOLDIERS

SUNDALONG KANIN

TELE UP - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

Rice Soldiers tells the story of a group of boys, playing at being soldiers during the Japanese occupation, only to find themselves face to face with the real war and everything it entails – betrayal, cruelty, and death – making killers out of boys, and enemies out of friends.

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CINEMALAYA 2014
Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, Children's
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • TAGALOG, JAPANESE, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Synopsis
    • The year was 1941. Across the world, seats of power are shifting; alliances are being made between countries to fight off other alliances; and innocent people are being killed; and the Philippines is caught in the middle of it. However, in the small town of San Nicolas, four boys – Nitoy, Benny, Carding and Badong, saw this as an opportunity to prove that they were no longer boys, instead they are men ready to join the war and fight for their country. Armed with their slingshots and arrows, they looked for the guerillas determined to show them that they can be valuable in the fight versus the Japanese Army who marched into their town and took over. Despite the fact that no one took them seriously, the boys continued with their mission – spying on the Japanese soldiers, who now occupy their school, and passing on this information to the guerillas. Things changed, however, when the people closest to them became victims of the war. Now, they have to face each other, not as friends, but as enemies. Each determined to avenge their families, each determined to fight like a soldier and protect the people that they love.
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