SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES

By Raya MARTIN

TBA STUDIOS / TUKO FILM PRODUCTIONS INC. - as PROD / FIN

Drama - Completed 2017

A serial killer in Payatas leaves the bodies of young boys in the dump as two Jesuit priests try to solve the murders.
Based on the novel by F.H. Batacan

Festivals
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Busan IFF 2017
A Window on Asian Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Crime
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Duration
    • 111 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Raya MARTIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Fernando ORTIGAS (Tuko Film Productions Inc.), Eduardo ROCHA (Buchi Boy Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • When the eviscerated body of a boy is found in the trash heaps of a thirteen-hectare dumpsite, nobody cares enough to notice. A news report might pick up the story, but when the victim is a nameless, faceless kid from a poor community- is anybody watching?

      Father Gus Saenz (Nonie Buencamino), a forensic anthropologist and a Jesuit, finds himself caught up in the case as an alarming number of dead preteen boys turn up i the dumpsite. Father Gus and his colleague Father Jerome (Sid Lucero) have the help of journalist Joanna Bonifacio (Carla Humphries), as they investigate the murders through the cramped urban landscape of Manila.

      Directed by Raya Martin and based on the award-winning by Filipino author F.H. Batacan, Smaller and Smaller Circles illustrates the best and worst human nature: the antiseptic and dirty, the sublime and rotten, the hellish and divine.
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