Manila in the Claws of Light

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Manila in the Claws of Light

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Manila in the Claws of Light

Release Date: July 16, 1975

Year    :   1975
Slogan    :   «From a naive country boy to an angry young man thirsting for justice.»
Genres    :   Drama, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Cinema Artists
Director    :   Lino Brocka
Producers    :   Mike de Leon, Ricardo de Guzman, Socrates B. Jose, Severino Manotok Jr., Jeremias Tecson
Writers    :   Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., Edgardo Reyes
RunTime    :   127 mins.

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.




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