Monday, September 28, 2015

600. Manila at the Claws of Light

Manila at the Claws of Light
Directed by Lino Brocka

600!  Wow, that is quite the chunk.  I just want to take a moment to thank all my followers and the people that take the time the comment.  I love feeling like I have people cheering me on while I complete this project.  Although my obsession with Lists is getting quite out of hand, so some might call you "enablers."

Julio Madiaga comes to Manila to look for his girlfriend, Ligaya.  Ligaya was recruited by a woman who promised her an education and a job in a factory in the city.  She then disappeared.  Man, I do not like where this is going.  As Julio points out, he can't search for her on an empty stomach, so he is forced to pick up some...unsavory jobs.

I had no idea what to expect with this film, since I have never watched a Filipino movie.  I feel weird about saying I enjoyed it, since it was obviously such a depressing story.  Still, I was completely hooked on the plot and the two hours flew by.  And no spoilers, but wow, what an ending!

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Only Filipino film on the List.


  1. Congrats on 600! That is amazing and you continue to write really entertaining reviews. Your review has encouraged me to watch this movie--thanks!

    1. Wow, what a great comment! Thanks!