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Manila in the Claws of Light (BLU-RAY DISC English)

SKU: 715515216012
Street Date: 6/12/2018
Pre-Order Date: 5/4/2018
Studio: P4 CRITERION
MSRP: $52.98
$37.09
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Synopsis Lino Brocka broke through to international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, the second film in the director's turn to more serious-minded filmmaking after building a career on mainstream films he described as "soaps." A young fisherman from a provincial village arrives in the capital on a quest to track down his girlfriend, who was lured there with the promise of work and hasn't been heard from since. In the meantime, he takes a low-wage job at a construction site and witnesses life on the streets, where death strikes without warning, corruption and exploitation are commonplace, and protests hint at escalating civil unrest. Mixing visceral, documentary-like realism with the narrative focus of Hollywood noir and melodrama, Manila in the Claws of Light is a howl of anguish from one of the most celebrated figures in Philippine cinema.
Language Tagalog
Actors Hilda Koronel, Rafael Roco Jr.
Directors Lino Brocka