West Side Avenue

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West Side Avenue


West Side Avenue

Release Date: April 05, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «A Filipino soul, lost and found on West Side Avenue»
Genres    :   Drama, Crime, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Hinabing Pangarap Productions, JMCN
Director    :   Lav Diaz
Producers    :   Joey Gosiengfiao, Antonio S. Veloria
Writers    :   Lav Diaz
RunTime    :   301 mins.

A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out not only more about him but about the community of Filipinos in America in general, including the destructive effect of the drug "shabu" on its youth. The detective who handles the case also has his own personal demons to settle with his violent past.

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