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Manila in the Claws of Light

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Synopsis

Julio Madiaga goes to the city to look for his long lost love, Ligaya Paraiso. His search leads to a radical shift in his character-from a naive country boy to an angry young man thirsting for justice. He works in a construction site, gets introduced to unfair labor practices, and becomes acquainted with both cynical and idealistic fellow workers. When he loses his job, he resorts to prostitution. He finally encounters his sweetheart who recounts her own suffering in the hands of an illegal recruiter who set her up with a white slaver. Since she is forced into marriage with a rich, possessive man, Julio and Ligaya plot their escape.


cast-list:
Bembel Roco, Hilda Koronel, Jojo Abella, Juling Badabaldo, Lou Salbador Jr, Rafael Roco Jr, Tommy Abuel
director:
Lino Brocka
language:
Tagalog
production-country:
Philippines
year-release:
1975
subtitles:
English
crew-credits:
ADAPTED BY - Edgardo Reyes, ART DIRECTOR - Miguel de Leon, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Miguel de Leon, EDITING: Edgardo Jarlego, Ike Jarlego, MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Max Jocson, PRODUCER - Miguel de Leon, Severino Manotok
runtime:
125 mins

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