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From Filipino bad-boy director Brillante Mendoza comes Slingshot, an exhilarating portrayal of teenage thugs and petty thieves, all out to get what they can in the teeming slums of Asia's notorious city of sin, Manila.

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Brillante Mendoza

Writer:

Ralston Jover (story and screenplay) (as Joel Ralston Jover)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jiro Manio ... Odie
Coco Martin ... Caloy
Kristoffer King ... Rex (as Kristofer King)
Nathan Lopez ... Leo
Harold Montano Harold Montano ... Rod
Angela Ruiz Angela Ruiz ... Tess
Benjie Filomeno Benjie Filomeno ... Elmo
Enrico Villa Enrico Villa ... Chairman
Aleera Montalla ... Alona
Jean Andrews Jean Andrews ... Karen
Russel Laxamana Russel Laxamana ... Kumare
Jaclyn Jose ... Zeny
Julio Diaz ... Diego
Simon Ibarra ... Caloy's Father
Mark Dionisio ... Pulis
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From Filipino bad-boy director Brillante Mendoza comes Slingshot, an exhilarating portrayal of teenage thugs and petty thieves, all out to get what they can in the teeming slums of Asia's notorious city of sin, Manila.

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Crime | Drama

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Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

11 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proca See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Technical Film
26 July 2009 | by croxasSee all my reviews

This film has all the merits of a pseudo-documentary with reality-show touch. All the main actors played their roles as real to the mundane realization of life in a slum area. The story plot, if there is really one in the classic sense of the word is an exposè of contrasts between different levels of corruption using survival as a backdrop.

I came out watching this film wondering if this kind of reality really exists, at least at the level that is being conveyed. I grew up in an upper middle-class part of Quezon City. The stark contrast of existence of the different societal levels leads me to think this movie only bolsters the ever widening disparity. In one scene were the father died, the son seemed stoic and unperturbed by what just ensued. This untroubled feeling is shared by the rest of the neighbors, and death is detached. Survival has become instinctually animal.


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