by Joel C. Lamangan
A neglected and unloved orphan raised by poor relatives in the slums of Manila is wrongfully convicted of murder that resulted from a heist he was compelled to join. Unable to prove his innocence and his minor age, he is thrown into the cruel, perilous and horrifying world of death row where he is introduced to other inmates all awaiting their execution by lethal injection. One of them is a 70-year-old man who detests the jungle of jail and is feared by all the convicts. He would serve as the boy’s protector and savior and in the process touch and shape enormously the violated youth’s life in prison and beyond.
2nd Best Picture, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Production Design (2000 Metro Manila Film Festival)
Direction: Joel Lamangan. Screenplay: Ricardo Lee and Manny Q. Palo. Cinematography: Monino S. Duque. Editing: Jess Navarro and Kelly Cruz. Sound: Albert Michael Idioma and Rudy Gonzales. Production Design: Joey Luna. Visual Effects: Marc Ambat-Optima Digital. Make-up: Dading Ravela. Music: Ryan Cayabyab. Cast: Eddie Garcia, Cogie Domingo, Jaclyn Jose, Angelika de la Cruz, Ray Ventura, Pen Medina, Nonie Buencamino, Allan Paule, Jim Pebanco, Nanding Josef, Spanky Manikan, Tony Mabesa, Ace Espinosa.
2000 118 minutes color 35mm GMA Films