In the northern Philippine province of Luzon, a law-school dropout commits a horrific double murder; a gentle family man takes the fall and receives a life sentence, leaving behind a wife and two kids.
At their best, Lav Diaz's marathon movies reveal just how much other films leave out. In his devastating twelfth feature, the broad canvas accommodates both the irreducible facts of individual experience and the cosmic sweep of time and space. A careful rethinking of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment shot in blazing color, this tour de force offers a masterful recapitulation of Diaz's longstanding obsessions: cultural memory, national guilt, and the origin of evil.
Director: Lav Diaz
Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 November, 2014.