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Shackled (2012)

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Stealing a middle-class woman's smartphone is the biggest mistake in the petty-criminal life of Jestoni "Jess" Biag . It not only gets him locked up and waterboarded, but also gives him a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lawrence Fajardo

Writer:

Zig Madamba Dulay (screenplay) (as Zig Dulay)
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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nico Antonio ... Jess Biag
Bangs Garcia ... Grace Resuello
Arthur Acuña ... Inspector Domingo (as Art Acuña)
Nor Domingo ... PO1 Damian
Jake Macapagal ... PO2 Santiago
Hector Macaso ... Desk Officer
John Lapus ... Complainant
Wendy Valdez Wendy Valdez ... Jess' Girlfriend
Susan Africa ... Jess' Mother
Jelson Bay ... Musngi
Raul Morit ... Prisoner
CJ Ramos CJ Ramos ... Kamlon
Jonathan Tadioan ... Fiscal
Andy Bais Andy Bais ... PAO Attorney
Ermie Concepcion ... Jail Visitor
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Stealing a middle-class woman's smartphone is the biggest mistake in the petty-criminal life of Jestoni "Jess" Biag . It not only gets him locked up and waterboarded, but also gives him a crash-course in the workings of the deeply corrupt system personified by his nemesis Inspector Domingo. The phone's memory contains an embarrassing video, which makes the owner Grace Rosuello determined to get it back; her persistence lands Jess in custody.

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Won Best Feature Film at the 2nd Hanoi International Film Festival 2012. See more »

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Timely as today's headlines
22 July 2012 | by Sirfaro11See all my reviews

The setting is very current, Chief Justice trial is on TV. Jestoni is caught stealing an iPhone and undergoes the rigors of how one is brought to justice. Initially, it's just a tedious process, the suspects are even subjected to medical exam as proof that no torture is happening while inside the jail. Later, the reality sets in... the police that are sworn to protect the public is the very root of the petty and not so petty crimes in the city.

The movie has some ironies... The police chief who didn't take the bribe, Jess' life changing when he was released from the police station and the mother begging for her son's life.

There is also comic relief from John Lapus, playing a victim of budol budol and the police who interviews his suspects with a sense of humor. All in all, this gritty portrayal of life in the streets is as real as today's headline. Very timely and an eye opener.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

21 July 2012 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Bi cong tay See more »

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16:9 HD
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