Marlon Villar is the trusted Filipino chauffeur of the corrupt politician Manuel Chango who is assigned the task of picking up Chango's young daughter and his own from school on one fateful afternoon. Such a simple duty takes a turn for the worst, however, when they are pulled over on the way home by a member of the brutal Filipino police force who shoots at one of the girls and kidnaps the other, holding her for ransom in a ruthless action against Chango. However, when they manage to take hostage of Villar's daughter instead of Chango's, he finds himself struggling against time to track her down attempting to unravel the motives of the hijackers and Chango's shady secrets whilst simultaneously being thrown into the debauched, poverty stricken world of Graceland, where dangerous crimes and prostitution are a thing of routine.
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In New York, gaming expert Leo (Garcia Bernal) is happily married to surgeon Ellen (Williams). While they work, their young daughter Jackie (Nyweide) is tended to by their Filipina nanny Gloria (Necesito), who's working to raise money to help her two young sons (Nicdao and Delos Santos) back home. Leo's latest business trip takes him to Thailand, where he has some time to kill waiting for his business partner (McCarthy) to make a deal, so he heads to a remote beach, where be befriends a lively young hooker (Srinikornchot).
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