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Manila in the Claws of Light (Criterion Collection)

Manila in the Claws of Light (Criterion Collection)

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Lino Brocka broke through to international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, the second film in the director's turn to more serious-minded filmmaking after building a career on mainstream films 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.

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Title: Manila in the Claws of Light (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Theme: Asian-American Heritage
Director: Lino Brocka
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 6/12/2018
Media Format: DVD
UPC: 715515216111
Year of Release: 1975

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