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Due to a delayed flight a group of German flight passengers have to wait in the hall of the airport of Manila. The crowd is quite mixed, ranging from an cultivated east German teacher couple up to sleazy sex tourists. As the waiting prolongs, more and more aggressions and long repressed behaviors shed their way to the surface. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Money does not make you civilised
29 September 2001 | by (Pretoria, South Africa) – See all my reviews

A rather unflattering depiction of rich first world tourists and business people (in this case Germans, but I think it would apply to anyone) stuck in a third world airport departure lounge due to a flight delay.

Slow, repetitive, and in many cases overstated, you do eventually get the feeling that you are also stuck somewhere , waiting for something to happen. The film does however make the point that even people from economically affluent and well organised countries remain at heart uncivilised and crude, and when left to themselves with nothing to do (and enough to drink), the thin veneer of civility and refinement will peel away and expose their barbarism.

There are a few good laughs, and film will appeal to people concerned about the unequal distribution of wealth between the rich "north" and the poor "south" of the globe, and the seedier aspects of exploitation such as "sex tourism", but overall the film lacks substance and interesting surprises.


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