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Norte, the End of History (2013)

Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (original title)
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An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

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Lav Diaz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Lucero ... Fabian / Law student
Archie Alemania ... Joaquin / Husband
Angeli Bayani ... Eliza / Wife
Mailes Kanapi ... Hoda (as Angelina Kanapi)
Mae Paner ... Magda / loan-shark
Soliman Cruz ... Wakwak
Hazel Orencio ... Ading
Ian Lomongo Ian Lomongo ... Cesar
Kristian Chua Kristian Chua ... Peryong
Noel Sto. Domingo Noel Sto. Domingo ... Salvador / Killer-for-Hire Inmate
Perry Dizon ... Prof. Perry
Raymond Lee Raymond Lee ... Prof. Moira (as Moira)
Sheen Gener ... Gina (as Sheenly Gener)
Dea Formacil Dea Formacil ... Angela
Kristine Kintana Kristine Kintana ... Tating
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The lives of three people take a turn when one of them commits a crime: Joaquin is failing miserably at providing for his family. When his loan-shark Magda gets murdered, the crime is pinned on him. Misery and solitude transform him in prison. Left to fend for the family after a serious leg injury, his wife Eliza pours all of her strength to battling with despair and eking out a living for their two children. The real perpetrator, Fabian, a hothead student who holds forth on the subject of atheism and anarchism to his long-suffering friends roams free. His disillusionment with his country-its history of revolutions marred by betrayal and crimes unpunished-drives him to the edge of sanity. He is absorbed in guilt, gives Joaquin's destitute wife some money and asks his friends to do their best for Joaquin. Then he rapes his own God-fearing sister and kills the dog. Written by lament

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

11 March 2014 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Norte, the End of History See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Niemand bleibt hier?
18 January 2018 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

Niemand bleibt hier. Who said that? A narrator in images widening the knowledge of the other side of the world. Incredible suction and depth in some pictures. Deeply related with Andrei Tarkovsky and Béla Tarr. And Jacques Tati? But most of the time the images co-exist with a story. Sometimes even words. And expressions. Lav Diaz fumbles in terms of dialogue and instruction of actors. Sometimes it slips into the conventional.


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