Philippines | 2018 | 83 min
4 Nov, 5:30 pm, PictureTime



This crime-thriller-cum-road-movie is based on the 1995 Kuratong Baleleng
massacre in Manila. On what should have been just another night on the job,
police officers Esquivel and Corazon receive a phone call that triggers a series
of events that will go down as the biggest police conspiracy in Philippine
history. The order seems simple enough at first—fix an arrest mix-up by taking
the notorious Kuratong Baleleng robber gang to Camp Crame where they will
be released. But, mid-transport, the orders change and Esquivel and company
find themselves with a choice between obeying their superiors or doing what
they feel is right.


  • Khavn


    Khavn was born in the Philippines in 1973. He has directed 52 feature films and
    115 shorts, composed 23 albums and written seven books. His poetry and
    fiction have won the Philippines’ foremost literary award, the Palanca. He has
    also served on the juries of numerous international film festivals. Khavn’s best-
    known films include Mondomanila (2010), EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes
    in the Ever-Changing Republic of Ek-Ek-Ek (2012) and Balangiga: Howling
    Wilderness (2018). In his poetic summation of Bamboo Dogs, he writes,
    “Mondomanila is festering / Death is slow and hard to come by / Who knows
    the cure? / Surely, it’s not in this ride / Everyone’s a henchman / Villains & their humanity / The weightless pressure and suffocating freedom felt by men
    throwing away their entire belief systems in the course of one ride.


Director/Composer - Khavn
Producers - Achinette Villamor, Khavn
Screenplay - Achinette Villamor, Homer Novicio, Norman Wilwayco, Khavn
Cinematography - Albert Banzon
Production Design - Kristine Kintana, Khavn
Editor - Ccarlo Francisco Manatad
Sound Designer - Mikko Quizon


Sitges International Film Festival 2018
Warsaw International Film Festival 2018