Manila: In the Claws of Light
Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag
A young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend.
Dir Lino Brocka
With Rafael Roco Jr, Hilda Koronel, Lou Salvador Jr
This powerful slice of raw, angry realism by the late Lino Brocka finds a young man from the country arriving in Manila in search of work and his girlfriend – whom he hasn’t heard of since she left for the city, allegedly to receive some schooling. The poverty of urban life – economic, moral and spiritual – under the Marcos’ regime is conveyed in frighteningly authentic detail.
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