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Slingshot (2007)
"Tirador" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  11 March 2008 (USA)
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Reviews: 3 user | 13 critic | 5 from Metacritic.com

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jiro Manio ...
Odie
Coco Martin ...
Caloy
Kristoffer King ...
Rex (as Kristofer King)
Nathan Lopez ...
Leo
Harold Montano ...
Rod
Angela Ruiz ...
Tess
Benjie Filomeno ...
Elmo
Enrico Villa ...
Chairman
Aleera Montalla ...
Alona
Jean Andrews ...
Karen
Russel Laxamana ...
Kumare
Jaclyn Jose ...
Zeny
Julio Diaz ...
Diego
Simon Ibarra ...
Caloy's Father
Mark Dionisio ...
Pulis
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The film was shot with hidden cameras to make it the film more realistic. It was shot during the actual Quiapo Feast of San Nazareno. See more »

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26 July 2009 | by (Bay Area United States) – See all my reviews

This film has all the merits of a pseudo-documentary with reality-show touch. All the main actors played their roles as real to the mundane realization of life in a slum area. The story plot, if there is really one in the classic sense of the word is an exposè of contrasts between different levels of corruption using survival as a backdrop.

I came out watching this film wondering if this kind of reality really exists, at least at the level that is being conveyed. I grew up in an upper middle-class part of Quezon City. The stark contrast of existence of the different societal levels leads me to think this movie only bolsters the ever widening disparity. In one scene were the father died, the son seemed stoic and unperturbed by what just ensued. This untroubled feeling is shared by the rest of the neighbors, and death is detached. Survival has become instinctually animal.


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