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SYNOPSIS: Lino Brocka achieved international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, a breakout example of the more serious-minded filmmaking the director had turned to after building a career on mainstream movies 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.

DIRECTOR:  Lino Brocka | LANGUAGE: Tagalog, English | SUBTITLES: Yes - English

YEAR | RUNNING TIME | COLOR | FORMAT: 1975 | 2h 5mins | Color

COUNTRY:  Philippines | GENRE: Drama, Mystery | PREMIERE STATUS: N/A

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