Set against the backdrop of the Philippines Government's crackdown on illegal drugs, a SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, one of the biggest drug lords in Manila. ...
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Set against the backdrop of the Philippines Government's crackdown on illegal drugs, a SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, one of the biggest drug lords in Manila. Police Officer Espino and Elijah, a small-time pusher turned informant, provide the intelligence for the operation, which quickly escalates into a violent and heavily-armed confrontation in the slums between the SWAT and Abel's gang. Before the investigators arrive at the crime scene, Espino and Elijah walk off with Abel's backpack full of money and methamphetamine. This gesture of survival for one and corruption for the other will soon set off a dangerous series of events, both of them risking their reputations, families and lives in the process.
Or Manilla Confidential.
That's a true gritty, tough, brutal, rough crime movie I am talking about now. Another product from this part of the world, in the line of METRO MANILLA and CROSSROADS ONE TWO JAGGA. Realism is here at its peak, not for all audiences. 99 % of people won't like this film, a biliion years from Hollywood cliché features. No hero here, only misfits, rogue cops, brutal facist methods using heats. You have to know that the Philippines government openly authorizes force abuse from the police against drug traffic, methods which would be forbiddden in Western world and disapproved by Geneva convention. I loved the scene where the petty punk, the drug pusher hids his drug inside his baby's napkin.
Realism at his best in this outstanding movie.
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