Clash

Engkwentro (Philippines)

Synopsis:

Richard and Raymond are two teenage brothers on opposite sides of a gang war. Richard is the leader of his gang, "Bagong Buwan" ("New Moon") while Raymond is just being inducted into "Batang Dilim" ("Children of the Night"), a rival gang led by charming and solvent Tomas. Complications arise at a deadly midnight "engkwentro" (clash), when Tomas gives Raymond the task of killing his older brother. Meanwhile, the City Death Squad lurks the streets. This real-life vigilante group is allegedly backed by the omnipresent city mayor Danilo Dularte Suarez, and responsible for many unsolved murders of teen gangsters. Today, they are hunting down Richard. Will they take the younger brother, too?

Awards & Festivals: Lion of the Future - Luigi de Laurentiis Award for Debut Film - Venice 2009, Orizzonti Prize for Best Picture - Venice 2009

Directed by:
Pepe Diokno
Cast:
Celso Ad Castillo, Felix Roco, Daniel Medrana, Zyrus Desamparado, Eda Nolan
Duration:
12h:00m
Year:
2009
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