MAYNILA SA MGA PANGIL NG DILIM

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MAYNILA SA MGA PANGIL NG DILIM

MANILA IN THE FANGS OF DARKNESS

Khavn
Philipinen, 2008
Fiction, 72min, OmeU

MAYNILA SA MGA PANGIL NG DILIM

Khavn
Philipinen, 2008
Fiction, 72min, OmeU

Cast: 
Bembol Roco
Kontra Madiaga
Ella Cortez
Ligaya Paraiso
Brian Ong
Edgar Pon
Mark Wu
Jeff Salalila
Screenplay: 
Carljoe Javier
Khavn
Sound: 
Lawrence S. Ang
Camera: 
Albert Banzon
Editor: 
Lawrence S. Ang
Composer: 
Kayaw
Bayanihan
Decoration: 
Mela Almonte
Costume: 
Menk Cruz

Production: 
Filmless Films 23-F Kamias Road, 1102 Quezon City Manila, Philippinen T 2 917 839 46 76 oracafe@rocketmail.com
World Sales: 
Khavn De La Cruz 23-F Kamias Road, 1102 Quezon City Manila, Philippinen T 2 917 839 46 76 oracafe@rocketmail.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

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Selected examples of a New CInema

A sturdy man with a dark expression follows a delicate beauty, clad in innocent white clothes, through the streets of Manila. In his attempt to keep her away from the trash and vice of the metropolis, he becomes a murderer. Sometimes he simply stands around with his arms folded, observing people in the streets and unleashing tirades of hatred in the form of an inner monologue. Yet at the same time, he repeatedly proceeds to horrible crimes, which he considers himself chosen to commit.
The title of Khavn's most recent film refers to Lino Brocka's 1975 movie Manila in the Claws of Light, with which it shares the theme of search and danger as well as Bembol Roco in the role of the suffering and loving avenger. In addition, Khavn incorporates Filipino film history with the montage of excerpts from Roco's work as an actor, and the resulting repetition of motifs gives Maynila in the Fangs of Darkness the air of a social parable.