The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families’ conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs and prostitution. The outstanding narrative explicitly unravels the various characters and episodes. This landmark film of Ishmael Bernal depicts the darkness of city life so vividly that it was once prohibited to use the word ‘Manila’ on its title.
Director: Ishmael Bernal
Writer: Ishmael Bernal (story and screenplay)
Stars: Alma Moreno, Charito Solis, Cherie Gil, Gina Alajar, Johnny Wilson, Jojo Santiago, Lorna Tolentino, Mitch Valdez, Orestes Ojeda, Rey Tomenes, Rio Locsin, Rolly Lapid, Sharon Manabat, William Martinez