Requiem

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Requiem

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Requiem

Release Date: July 21, 2012

Year    :   2012
Slogan    :   «4 dead bodies. 2 funerals. 1 burial. And 1 soul who cannot go home.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Cinemalaya Foundation
Director    :   Loy Arcenas
Producers    :   Krisma Fajardo, Daniel Arcenas, Philippe Shambon
Writers    :   Rody Vera, Rody Vera, Loy Arcenas

Circus hijinks surround the barangay of Sta. Maria in the midst of an international murder sensation. Swanie, Sta. Maria’s barangay chair and a distant relative of the killer, tries to gain political points by staging a wake for the criminal-turned-celebrity. Meanwhile in faraway Manila, Joanna, Swanie’s runaway son, navigates his way through labyrinthine bureaucracy, to give a neighbor a proper burial. With these two unrelated deaths, estranged mother and son each bury the dead long shelved in their hearts. Amidst these unspoken family burials, the neighborhoods’ penchant for funeral fiestas, gossip and secrets, bizarre social events and the sheer mix of scandal and inebriation complete the picture of dying the Pinoy way.


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