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Slingshot (2007)

Tirador (original title)
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.

Director:

Brillante Mendoza

Writer:

Ralston Jover (story and screenplay) (as Joel Ralston Jover)
10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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The film was shot with hidden cameras to make it the film more realistic. It was shot during the actual Quiapo Feast of San Nazareno. See more »

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A Good film
23 August 2010 | by dude-spenSee all my reviews

Tirador is a good film in all aspects. The movie depicts the life of petty criminals and common folks in a colony in Manila who has immense faith in the local politicians. We see varied images of the colony from middle aged men, the youth and the teenage whose lives are intertwined with each other. What we see is not the jaded characters with exaggerated plot around them but realistic characters with ordinary problems surrounding them.

The film opens late into the night and a raid is ongoing in search of illegal products in the colony and sometimes we can only see through the light from the flashlight. The director has cleverly used this entire opening sequence to show the various kinds of people in the society and their lives. And what ensues in the film is about these people tackling the tensions and troubles in the colony.

Another thing I have to mention about this movie is the cinematography. Not even in a single shot is steady and that is not a bad thing. It suits the movie in all respective. It is as if we are glancing through the lives of these people in the colony. I think, that is brilliant way of communicating with the viewer. I have seen several movies shot in similar way but it suits this movie the most.

Tirador is an interesting watch.

~ dillitalkies.blogspot.com ~


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Country:

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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