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Metro Manila (2013)

Drama | 115 minutes
3,67 273 votes

Genre: Drama / Crime

Duration: 115 minuten

Country: United Kingdom / Philippines

Directed by: Sean Ellis

Stars: Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega and John Arcilla

IMDb score: 7,6 (9.189)

Releasedate: 17 July 2013

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Metro Manila plot

"Desperate men take desperate measures."

Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their poor lives in the rice fields of the northern Philippines to look for a better future in the huge city of Manila. However, the bustling intensity of the capital quickly overwhelms them and they fall prey to the manipulations of the hardened locals. Oscar is lucky when he is offered a permanent job at a money transport company, where his supervisor, Ong, takes him under his wing. But soon he is confronted with his partner's dark motives.

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james_cameron

  • 5999 messages
  • 9122 votes

Something different - a crime film set in the Philippines. In any case, the very versatile British director Sean Ellis makes something beautiful out of it, helped a lot by the beautiful couleur locale. The plot is also strong and surprising. The acting isn't exactly great, but the characters are sympathetic and well portrayed. The film is especially tense towards the end.

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toscana99

  • 38 messages
  • 72 votes

strong film, what a social drama, film grabs you by the throat. The film also makes you realize how good we have it here in the Netherlands.

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Noodless

  • 9213 messages
  • 5839 votes

A film that indeed makes you realize how good we have it here. Nice dramatic story that gets even stronger towards the end. The characters are very sympathetic and the whole is well portrayed. 7/10

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