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MGS: Philanthropy (2009)

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The movie is set in 2007, taking place before or right after the first part of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.



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Credited cast:
Phillip Sacramento ...
Solid Snake (voice)
Patrizia Liccardi ...
Elizabeth Laeken
Elizabeth Laeken (voice)
Nicola Cecconi ...
Pierre Leclerc
Lucien Dodge ...
Pierre Leclerc / Harrison Bishop (voice)
Glenn Goa ...
Vitalij (voice) (as Glenn X. Govan)
Andrea Furlan ...
William Martin ...
Otacon (voice)
Adam Behr ...
Abraham Bishop (voice)
Giovanni Contessotto ...
Abraham Bishop
Marco Saran ...
Harrison Bishop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pastrengo Agent ...
U.S. Soldier
Jasmine Al ...
Matt Alan ...


The movie is set in 2007, taking place before or right after the first part of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

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Harrison Bishop: Your mission is to find and secure Senator Abraham Bishop,In case you're wondering, the answer is yes, he is my father. I believe I might have told you about his role in my "decision" to enter politics.
Solid Snake: I'll find him, be sure of that!
Harrison Bishop: Make no mistake, Snake. I feel nothing for my father. There is nothing personal in this objective I'm assigning to you. Nothing inside of me, with the exception of my DNA, still links me to that person.
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An amazing movie for the devoted
15 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy is a non-profit fan-made movie based on the popular Meal Gear saga. The first part has an hour runtime and is part one of the Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy trilogy. Directed, written by and starring it is Italian film student, Giacomo Talamini as Solid Snake, the movie's premise takes the viewer into the unknown time between Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. It is here where he is asked to recover an American senator, Abraham Bishop (Giovanni Contessotto, voiced by Adam Behr) from Daskasan, at the request of his son. The story unfolds as Snake is partnered up with skilled, but boyish sniper, Pierre Leclerc (Lucien Dodge, voiced by Harrison Bishop) and a seemingly troubled soldier, Elizabeth Laeken (Patrizia Liccardi, voiced by Laura Post).

Talamini has stated very explicitly that this movie was entirely fan-made, and came together with the aid of volunteers and amateur actors. The budget of approximately 9000 € was completely out of their own pockets and it clearly shows, both for better and for worse.

The movie itself is a very well put-together production. Talamini is clearly gaining his stride in the first half of the movie, but the cinematographic quality rises above and beyond amateur direction for the second half with great filming quality and choice of scenes. The locations chosen are simply superb, and where they lack in natural scenery, the graphics department is quick to assist. Don't be fooled – this is no highschool computer science project. The CGI, of course, is not to par with any Hollywood cinematics, but it is definitely impressive.

One of the most noteworthy and impressive aspects of the movie is Phillip Sacramento, the voice actor for Snake. It is probably one of the most important aspects to fans and he does a fantastic job, and does not leave fans disappointed at all. The movie also closes with a beautiful song by Aoife. Aoife is the woman who brought you the opening title song of the original Metal Gear Solid, and she volunteered her vocal talents for Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy.

The storyline however, leaves a lot to be imagined. Many mysterious concepts are introduced into the movie that are not explained. The only real qualms I have with the movie is the quality of the acting (which is slightly above average), and some of the character development. However, none of these aspects are terribly disheartening as 2 parts remain in the trilogy.

If my two cents are not enough, I'm sure Hideo Kojima's certainly is. He was quoted on his twitter as saying (in response to if he had watched Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy): "Of course I did. It's awesome. I felt like crying for their love towards Metal Gear. It's also a well made movie. I can't wait to see next part."

For the devoted fan (and Hideo Kojima), Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy is a great tribute to the gaming series that we have come to love. It will not garner new fans but will definitely impress the dedicated ones.

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