Rent Metro Manila (2013)

3.7 of 5 from 211 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
Seeking a better life, Oscar Ramirez and his family decide to move from the poverty stricken rice fields of the Northern Philippine mountain ranges, and journey towards the capital mega city of Metro Manila. Upon arrival in Manila, Oscar and his family fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of their survival.
Oscar manages to land a job as a driver for an armored truck company and is befriended by Ong, his senior officer. Before long, it becomes apparent that Ong has been planning the arrival of someone just like Oscar for sometime.
Actors:
, , Althea Vega, Erin Panlilio, Iasha Aceio, , JM Rodriguez, , , , Mario Visto, Daniel Magisa, Ray Aragon, Jervie Cajarop, Jhay Castillo, Ronnie Bustamante, Regie Galacar, , , Gilbert Joseph Chan
Directors:
Producers:
Mathilde Charpentier, Sean Ellis
Writers:
Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers
Others:
Sean Ellis
Studio:
Independent Distribution
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Philippines
Awards:

2013 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic

BBFC:
Release Date:
03/01/2014
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
Tagalog Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/03/2014
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
Tagalog DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Metro Manila

Heartbreaking but classic movie - Metro Manila review by PV

Spoiler Alert
13/02/2017

This is a heartbreaking movie but one that shows a story which must be repeated for so many thousands of people in the poorer parts of the world.

All about the Philippines and its corruption, violence, poverty. As is usual, the massive exploitation of the very poor by those who are also not that rich is what happens - as it does in the UK with immigrants exploited by other immigrants to work the land.

Not a pleasant watch sometimes and quite violent - and in a way which may make some question their faith (the Philippines is a very devoutly Christian place).

After watching this, it's easy to understand why so many Philippine people want to work abroad - for example in the British NHS.

A superb film with decent subtitles.

5 stars

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A thriller in Manila - Metro Manila review by TE

Spoiler Alert
28/04/2021

A well-made, absorbing story built around the desperation of life in the underbelly of society in the Philippines.

The film gives harrowing insights into the decisions that have to be made in a classic urban jungle. There are twists and turns, and the viewer soon becomes committed to rooting for Oscar and his family.

Both the acting and the cinematography are excellent. The only question mark is over the sheer speed at which the whole thing happens. The plot would make an ideal mini-series rather than a standard length one-off movie.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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