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Francesco ROSI

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Arielle DOMBASLE

Country : France

Manila in the Claws of Light
Cannes Classics - World Cinema Foundation

MAYNILA: SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG

(Manila in the Claws of Light)

Directed by : Lino BROCKA

Year of production : 1975 Country : PHILIPPINES Length : 124 minutes

Synopsis

"Manila in the Claws of Light" is a descent to the first circle of hell [...] that of social alienation, particularly hard for Julio, a fisherman from a poor but almost Adamic world. The Dante of the suburbs and building sites, Brocka sows the path of his hero with black pebbles: fatal accidents in the construction site, fights that tragically predict his desire to kill, a rugged engraving of the circles of male prostituition. And, forever in our memory, the vision of the epitome of Dante's Beatrice, taken from her family by an old lady on the false pretext of sponsoring the girl's studies, though actually sold at high prices to a Chinese tradesman.
(Gilles Gourdon, Cinématographe 77, 1982)

Credits

Lino BROCKA - Director

Clodualdo DEL MUNDO JR. - Script / Dialogue

Clodualdo DEL MUNDO JR. - Cinematography

Mike DE LEON - Cinematography

Alfonso SOCITO - Set decorator

Soxy TOPACIO - Set decorator

Max JOCSON - Music

Ike JARLEGO JR. - Film Editor

Edgardo JARLEGO - Film Editor

Luis REYES - Sound

Casting

Hilda KORONEL - Ligaya Paraiso

Julio Madiaga (AS RAFAEL ROCO JR.) - Bembol Roco

Lou SALVADOR JR. - Atong

Joonee GAMBOA - Omeng

Photo du film

Contacts

Production

WORLD CINEMA FOUNDATION - WORLD CINEMA FOUNDATION - 30, Route de Chêne CH-1211 / 110 W. 57th Street, 5th Floor New York, N.Y. 10019 10019 New York UNITED STATES - info@worldcinemafoundation.org - www.worldcinemafoundation.org

International press

WORLD CINEMA FOUNDATION - www.worldcinemafoundation.org

Cannes Classics Released on Lino BROCKA

MAYNILA: SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG

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