Cavite

B+
May 31, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

One of those blistering no-budget thrillers, like Open Water or Detour, in which the film’s economy of means is the trigger for its ingenuity. In Cavite, Adam, a surly young Filipino American (he’s played by codirector Ian Gamazon), arrives in Manila to attend his father’s funeral. A cell phone rings, and suddenly he is being ordered around town by a derisive Muslim terrorist who has kidnapped his mother and sister. What follows is a breakneck inner-city odyssey of jump-cut shaky-cam suspense, as Adam, guided through the squalor of his homeland, receives a brutal lesson in the culture wars.

Cavite

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
80 minutes
director
Ian Gamazon,
Neill Dela Llana
Cast
Dominique Gonzalez,
Neill Dela Llana
Studio
Truly Indie
Complete Coverage
Cavite

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST