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RIGODON follows the spiritual journey's of three Filipino immigrants in New York City whose lives intertwine in the age of racial profiling and government crackdowns.
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Credited cast:
Joel Torre ... Dante
Arthur Acuña ... Amado
Chin Chin Gutierrez ... Salome
Stéphanie Ruaux Stéphanie Ruaux ... Agent Moody
Keith Barber ... Mitch Molloy
Randy Rand Randy Rand ... The Poet
Andrew Eisenman Andrew Eisenman ... The Listener
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Samira
Olga Natividad Olga Natividad ... Lourdes
Banaue Miclat Banaue Miclat ... Ghost Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anahid Anahid ... Devotee
Cass Buggé ... Sharon
Jose Castillo Jose Castillo ... Laborer
Tareq Kabir Tareq Kabir ... Naseem
Hany Kamal ... Mohsen
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RIGODON follows the spiritual journey's of three Filipino immigrants in New York City whose lives intertwine in the age of racial profiling and government crackdowns.

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Philippines | USA

Language:

Filipino | English | Tagalog

Release Date:

19 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Beautiful, Poetic Art Film on Immigrant's Nightmares
28 March 2006 | by sangre51600See all my reviews

A surprise feature at the San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film festival. We walked into the theater not expecting to see "Rigodon" as a fascinating and unusual film on immigrants. I found this film to be beautiful, visceral but very challenging to watch. Even with its minimal approach to movement and storytelling, some scenes made me wince in emotional tension. Painterly and poetic, the style is unconventional and gears away from the usual Filipino melodramas I've seen. The three protagonists beautifully played by actors Torre, Gutierrez and Acuna portrayed the disparate and misery-ridden dreamers in post 9/11. The filmmakers, Dalena and Sicat were able to convey the tortured soul of one who is displaced. "Rigodon" is quite intellectual and artsy, can be very intimidating to the mainstream audience. A must-see for cineastes.


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