Graceland - Trailer
Director Ron MoralesYear 2013Genre(s) Thriller
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.
'Graceland' is a moralistically questioning thriller that challenges the idea of good and bad people and blurs the ethical lines that separate everyone. It has been directed and written by Ron Morales ('Santa Mesa') who had the idea for the movie from his own travels in Manila where he was interviewing various sex workers to find out why they are driven to live their lives the way they do, and he was subsequently pulled over whilst being driven through the city. His fear and imagination that filled his head with shocking scenarios has been transformed into 'Graceland' which is set ot his movie theaters from April 26th 2013.
Starring: Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias, Dido De La Paz, Leon Miguel, Ella Guevara, Marife Necesito, Patricia Gayod
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