The story of Oscar Ramirez and his family’s search for a better life in the bustling capital city of Manila. As events take an unexpected turn, he unwittingly endangers himself and his family.
Oscar and Mai Ramirez (Jake Macapagal and Althea Vega) decide to move their two daughters from the poverty-stricken rice fields of the Northern Philippines, and journey towards the capital mega city of Metro Manila. Upon arrival, Oscar and his family fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of Manila survival. The intensity of the city begins to overwhelm them as Mai reluctantly takes employment in a local strip club, while the family winds up sleeping in a shack in the slum district.
A glimmer of hope appears as Oscar lands a dependable job as an armored truck driver and is befriended by his senior officer Ong (John Arcilla). Before long it becomes apparent that Ong has been planning the arrival of someone just like Oscar for some time.
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Independent
Dir. Sean Ellis, UK/Philippines, 2013, 115 mins, subtitles
Cast: Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, John Arcilla