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Cavite [Muslims, Terrorists, the Philippines... The Movie]

As if the Philippines doesn't get any more bad publicity, out comes this highly acclaimed movie about the country...

Synopsis: In the town of Cavite, Philippines, people will do just about anything to survive. This is the harsh reality for many Filipinos living in a poverty stricken nation.

Adam, an American citizen visiting his home country for his father's funeral, soon realizes this when he arrives at the Philippines Airport and receives a phone call from an anonymous caller letting him know that his mother and sister have been kidnapped and will be killed if he doesn't comply with his demands. Helpless and alone in a country he barely knows he must submit himself to the fanatic's every wish or face the consequences.

Soon Adam realizes that the caller on the other end is with the country's most infamous bandits, the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim terrorist group fighting the Philippine government for Muslims to own the southern part of the country. Known for their kidnap and ransom and beheading of their victims if demands aren't met, he is at the caller's mercy.

But when he finds out the caller's real motivation Adam finds himself in a dilemma to sacrifice the ones he loves or commit a horrendous act that will cost the lives of many.
If they banned the Da Vinci Code, I wonder what the gov't will do for an encore??? :confused:


  • thunderofpinasthunderofpinas Banned by Admin PExer
    it's a paid self-demolition stunt, and it's legal
  • crazy legscrazy legs Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    We should sweep all the mess under the rug and hopefully no one notices and smells the stench.
  • crazy legscrazy legs Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Low-budget? No budget
    ‘Cavite’ is two guys with two cameras and one awesome thriller
    movies by amy benfer

    MAY 26
    “Cavite,” the new film by Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana, redefines the concept of “low-budget indie film.” The filmmakers bought two Panasonic DVX-100 digital cameras — the second was their “insurance policy” in case something happened to the first — and a pair of plane tickets to the Phillipines. They stayed with Gamazon’s aunt. When they finished the film, they sold the two cameras on e-Bay, to pay for post-production. Grand total: About $7,000.
    The happy surprise is a film that combines elements of the classic Hollywood thriller with cinema verite, and a texture that nicely mimics the look of the vastly more expensive 16 millimeter film stock. “When we saw it we were so blown away,” says Dela Llana. “It doesn’t look like digital.”
    A stranger calls
    Gamazon plays Adam, a Filipino-American on holiday to a homeland he barely remembers to attend his father’s funeral. He arrives at the airport, expecting to be met by his mother and sister. Instead, he receives an envelope with photographs of his newly kidnapped family members and a cell phone on which an unknown caller dispatches a series of unpleasant tasks Adam must complete if he wants them to live. The caller leads Adam on a guided tour of the seamier side of the town of Cavite, urging him to sample the local cuisine, get familiar with public transportation, attend a ****-fight and tour a squatter’s camp.
    ‘No pay’
    Originally, Adam’s character was supposed to be female and pregnant. That soon changed. “No one really wanted to go to the Phillipines, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, with two strangers, for no pay,” says Dela Llana. So he talked Gamazon into taking the role.
    “I was the sound guy, too,” says Gamazon, who wore a microphone in his shirt and carried the recorder in the messenger bag he carries throughout the film, while his partner held the camera. During the flight over, he even smuggled the camera into the airplane bathroom to record himself (Dela Llana, meanwhile, was sleeping).
    Both men were born in the Phillipines. Dela Llana returns every few years to visit, but Gamazon hadn’t been there for a couple decades. “That look of surprise on Ian’s face wasn’t acting,” says Dela Llana. “It was totally genuine.”
  • grin_shadowgrin_shadow Member PExer
    hey hey hey wat about a movie on a catholic kidnapper, catholic rapist, christian land grabber, corrupt christian/catholic public official ?????
  • OneirosOneiros Slacker PExer
    Edi gumawa sila ng movie version ng Noli at Fili ni Rizal.

    Kung NPA pa siguro medyo kapanipaniwala pa yang Cavite na yan.

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