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The Manila Lover (2019)

During a trip to the Philippines, middle-aged, Norwegian Lars has met Abigail - the Filipina he wants to share his life with, but does she share his plans?

Director:

Johanna Pyykkö

Writer:

Johanna Pyykkö
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Cast

Cast overview:
Øyvind Brandtzæg Øyvind Brandtzæg ... Lars
Angeli Bayani ... Abigail
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During a trip to the Philippines, middle-aged, Norwegian Lars has met Abigail - the Filipina he wants to share his life with, but does she share his plans?

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Reasonable concept - poor execution.
23 May 2020 | by philip-00197See all my reviews

As a concept The Manilla Lover, pretty much, lives up to the short film requirements. However... the simple act of reversing stereotypes has been done on numerous occasions and been done way better.

Direction is choppy at best and the manuscript has more flaws than most full length films.

The overall impression is that this probably looked better on the drawing board - than it turned out on the silver screen.


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Country:

Norway | Philippines

Language:

English | Norwegian | Tagalog

Release Date:

18 May 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kochanka z Manili See more »

Filming Locations:

Manila, Philippines

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK1,402,520 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Barbosa Film, Epicmedia See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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