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Review: Erik Matti's Rigodon Tackles A Sensational Subject With Careful Realism

3 December 2012 6:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Erik Matti's Rigodon, unlike the many infidelity films that have plagued local theaters in the Philippines, eschews glamour for grit. Its sex scenes do not have the luscious lighting or the saccharine scoring of the various romantic sequences of its more audience-friendly kin. Instead, the sex is sweaty, raunchy, awkward, and set in either the most ordinary or uncomfortable of locations. Still reeling from a failed relationship, Sarah (Yam Concepcion) is desperate for a boyfriend who would both please her and her overbearing father. She meets Riki (John James Uy), a reality show contestant who can never seem to convert his erstwhile exposure to bankable fame, in a party. The two hit it off, developing a relationship that sates both Sarah's needs and Riki's desire »

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Erik Matti's Erotic Thriller Rigodon Promises A Bad End For All

13 November 2012 5:50 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Mere weeks after his Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles hit screens in the Philippines director Erik Matti is following it with something very, very different. While Aswang was an effects driven spectacle for mass audiences Matti's upcoming Rigodon looks to play more as a super realistic, mature audiences only sexual thriller, one that tracks the consequences of a married man's affair to its tragic conclusion.With a late November release date looming the full theatrical trailer has arrived here at Twitch, with English subtitles included. Take a look below. Yam Concepcion, John James Uy and Max Eigenmann star. »

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