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The Manila Lover (2019)

Norwegian Lars is visiting the Philippines. He has fled from money trouble and in the Philippines he pretends that his life is great. Lars has high hopes for the romantic relationship he ... See full summary »

Director:

Johanna Pyykkö

Writer:

Johanna Pyykkö
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Øyvind Brandtzæg Øyvind Brandtzæg ... Lars
Angeli Bayani ... Abigail
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Storyline

Norwegian Lars is visiting the Philippines. He has fled from money trouble and in the Philippines he pretends that his life is great. Lars has high hopes for the romantic relationship he recently started with the Filipina, Abigail. He wants to share his life with her, but she turns him down. She is not at all a the woman that Lars had expected. Lars now has to face his own prejudices and deal with this uncomfortable situation. In just one day he is no longer a white, Nordic king. Written by Johanna Pyykkö

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While visting the Philippines, Lars has found the Filipina he wants to share his life with, but today nothing goes according to plan.

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Details

Country:

Norway | Philippines

Language:

English | Norwegian | Tagalog

Release Date:

18 May 2019 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Manila, Philippines

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK1,402,520 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Barbosa Film, Epicmedia See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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