UNDERGROUND

PAILALIM

By Daniel PALACIO

CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS (CSP) CO. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2017

Bangis, a gravedigger living inside a cemetery mausoleum with his family, is pushed to the limit when his daughter becomes critically ill. With his back against the wall, his only option is to steal a newly buried corpse for money in order for his daughter to survive.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2017
New Directors
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • TAGALOG, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel PALACIO
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel PALACIO
    • Producer(s)
    • Brillante MENDOZA (Center)
    • Synopsis
    • Bangis is a poor gravedigger living inside a cemetery mausoleum with his family. Everyday he fears being evicted by the government for illegally settling inside the cemetery. As his daughter becomes ill, getting her checked in a hospital becomes a dilemma for him. He needs to get money as soon as possible. As the illness lingers for weeks, Bangis’ desperation grows stronger. He knows he must do something, or else his daughter wouldn’t survive her ordeal. He decides to steal a newly buried corpse and sell it to a funeral parlor for money. He only hopes that everything goes well and everything’s not too late for his beloved daughter.