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Tribe (2007)

Tribu (original title)
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In the darker side of Manila-by-night, tribes of youthful gangsters roam the streets in search of quick fixes and precarious thrills. World-weary Tondo throbs to the beat of of hiphop and ... See full synopsis »


Jim Libiran


Jim Libiran
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Eigger Balingit Karl Eigger Balingit ... Ebet
Charena Escala Charena Escala ... Delia
Havy Bagatsing Havy Bagatsing ... Greg
Apollo Labastida Apollo Labastida ... Pongke / Thugz Angels (as Young Cent)
Restly Perez Restly Perez ... Dennis / Thugz Angels
Reggie Dagondon Reggie Dagondon ... Memey / Thugz Angels
Shielbert Manuel ... Makoy / Sacred Brown Tribe (as OG Sacred)
Gilbert Lozano Gilbert Lozano ... Ghe-Ghe / Sacred Brown Tribe (as Ghe-Ghe Lozano)
Honey Concepcion Honey Concepcion ... Rina / Sacred Brown Tribe (as Hi C)
Jamir Garcia Jamir Garcia ... Mogs / Sacred Brown Tribe
Albert Moreno Albert Moreno ... Ogoy / Diablos
Malou Crisologo ... Mameng
Ray Javier Guevarra Ray Javier Guevarra ... Mang Kaloy
Ira Marasigan Ira Marasigan ... Katherine
Faye Martel Faye Martel ... Ina ni Ghe-Ghe


In the darker side of Manila-by-night, tribes of youthful gangsters roam the streets in search of quick fixes and precarious thrills.

World-weary Tondo throbs to the beat of of hiphop and freestyle gangsta rap, and to the scents and sensations of drugs and sex and violence.

We witness this crepus-cular underworld through the eyes of ten-year-old Ebet.

We follow him as he witnesses the deadly lives of teen age gang members in Tondo and the events that lead to their explosive confrontation.

The Thugz Angels tribe members chance upon a blood-soaked body of a member of another gang. Police arrest a Thugz Angels member for the murder.

The murdered teen is a member of the Sacred Brown Tribe, whose leaders vow to avenge their fallen member. They learn that Diablos gang members killed the SBT neophyte. During the wake, SBT members forge a reluctant alliance with the Thugz Angels, and assemble to raid the Diablos lair.

The Diablos are older, bigger, and confident of their fighting prowess. They ...

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Every night, juvenile tribes prowl the streets of Tondo. An explosive hiphop, freestyle gangsta celebration of inner city Manila.




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15 July 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

... you can be forgiven for saying/thinking this is riding on the "City of God/Men" wave or tries to gain profit from the success of the movies/franchise that has been built. But that wouldn't be completely fair to the movie.

Very independently made, it feels like a documentary (well it sort of is, the "actors" being real gang members). Which helps the movie or it's rawness. The Hip Hop influence is apparent, although as the director stated after the movie's screening, that was mostly down to the "actors", their choices. Which makes it more real again, but might be a turn-off for many.

I really would like to watch a making of, because after all the director told it must have been one crazy experience (real guns and escalations included). He even told the audience that some of the actors had been shot after the principal photography was over (= the movie was shot). His intentions are very noble, but I'm afraid, because of the violence and the swearing, the right people (politicians) won't see this movie.

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Tagalog | Filipino

Release Date:

18 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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