Slingshot

"Exhilarating" - New York Times

Director: Brillante Mendoza

Writer: Ralston Jover

Stars: Nathan Lopez, Coco Martin, Jacklyn Jose, Jiro Manio, Kristoffer King

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Product Description

From acclaimed and prolific Filipino bad-boy director Brillante Mendoza (The Masseur, Kinatay, Serbis) comes Slingshot, a gripping and exhilarating portrayal of teenage thugs, slippery chancers and petty thieves, all out to get what they can and pocket a profit in the teeming slums of Asia’s notorious city of sin, Manila. Starring Nathan Lopez from The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, Slingshot is a riveting exposé of life on the other side of the tracks.

About a month after Holy Week, a major national election will take place. What future does it hold for a motley group of ‘tiradors’ – local slang for petty thieves – whose daily survival depends on their fast fingers and brute strength? The young tiradors all live in an old dilapidated tenement building in the slums of Manila where they ply their trade. Via pick-pocketing, burglary, and gang initiations they instil a sense of fear and optimism among their peers, their outlook bleak and desperate despite the promises of change by local politicians.

Cast: Nathan Lopez, Coco Martin, Jacklyn Jose, Jiro Manio, Kristoffer King
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Writer: Ralston Jover
Language: Tagalog
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 86 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Release Date: 28-02-2011
VoD Release Date: 28-02-2011