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Film Club: METRO MANILA

February 18, 2019

METRO MANILA centers around Oscar Ramirez, a poor rice farmer from the Northern Philippine mountains, who moves his family to the capital mega-city of Metro Manila in search of a better life.

The sweltering capital’s bustling intensity soon overwhelms the Ramirezes, and they fall prey to the manipulations of hardened locals. Left penniless, Oscar gets a lucky break when he is offered steady work at an armored truck company and is taken under the wing of its friendly senior officer, Ong. Grateful for the job, Oscar doesn’t realize how dangerous it is; after all, Manila is a city where machine gun-wielding security guards are seen in every shop, from banks and jewelry stores to Starbucks, and where armed robbery has become a daily occurrence. Driving a cash-laden armored truck makes Oscar a moving target, but robbery isn’t the only danger he faces: when it becomes apparent that Ong was lying in wait for someone just like Oscar for some time, and that his motives for hiring him were far from altruistic, Oscar finds himself ensnared in a web of intrigue far more perilous than anything he faces on the mean streets of Manila. (benign0, “GetRealPost”)

Details

Date:
February 18, 2019
Event Category:

Venue

The Urban Farm
CO United States

Organizer

Default Organizer

Other

Primary Category
580
Website 1
https://drafthouse.com/denver/show/film-club-metro-manila
Submitter Email
phil.scilippa@drafthouse.com
Street
7301 S Santa Fe Dr. Unit #850
City
Littleton
Phone/Email
720-588-4107
Brief Description
METRO MANILA centers around Oscar Ramirez, a poor rice farmer from the Northern Philippine mountains, who moves his family to the capital mega-city of Metro Manila in search of a better life.