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Pinoy Sunday (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 May 2010 (Taiwan)
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An abandoned couch turns Sunday routine into an adventure of perseverance and self-discovery, for a pair of Filipino migrant workers in Taipei.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bayani Agbayani ...
Dado Tagalog
Jeffrey Quizon ...
Manuel dela Cruz (as Epy Quezon)
Nor Domingo ...
Carros
Dave Ronald Chang ...
Carros' escort
Meryll Soriano ...
Anna
Alessandra de Rossi ...
Celia
Maria Thalia Rogacion
Merlie Castillo
Allen Chiu
Ernie Ko
Cristopher Porcia
Antonio Padua
Jean Claude ...
(as Father Jean Claude)
Melenie Hung ...
Joy
Julia Chen ...
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Sunday is precious. In Taipei's Little Philippines, peopled, as it is with guest workers that put in six-day-weeks, Sunday is priceless. Sunday's little diversions, its simple pleasures, perk up wilting ambition and rejuvenate flagging aspiration. Migrant labor aspiration, fuel, the global economy burns, owes much to Sunday's particular charms. The discovery of an abandoned couch, this particular Sunday, sets this story in motion. Filipino guest workers, Manuel and Dado, hoist the couch and head back to their dormitory in the industrial fringes of the Taipei hinterland. This absurdest road movie is driven forward by the conflict between their irrational hopes and the lurking personal demons of cold, hard rationale. Pinoy Sunday walks rural-third-world protagonists through traffic heavy, fast-paced, modern city streets and freeways; till 'irrational hope' and 'the demons of cold, hard rationale' mutate, and one is soon indistinguishable from the other. Written by Ajay Balakrisnan

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Hats off to Ho Wi Ding
18 June 2011 | by (1minutefilmreview.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

Malaysian director Ho Wi Ding proves his mettle with this exceptional independent feature. Set in Taiwan, Ho's movie is about the lives of Filipinos working as manual labor and domestic help in the country. The story picks up and hits the road with two Filipinos who's friendship is tested by twists of unfortunate fate which seem to latch onto them with no mercy. Funny and blessed with the ability of being able to provide an insightful look into the lives of those who have to sacrifice being away from their homeland in order to earn a decent living, this is not your usual "make do with the pitiful budget and just try to make it look artsy" type of indie. It isn't easy to direct a film in a foreign land using a cast (very natural, capable acting) who speak in an entirely different tongue from yet another country. Ho Wi Ding did just that and hats off to him. Heroes of the indie movement should be celebrated and we're hoping he hears our toast of approval.


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