Possibly one of the best you’ve got to see at #CineEuropa! The action/thriller UK film ‘Metro Manila’. It’s like On The Job, as it shows the unpleasant side of our society, but it will open the eyes of the unwary. I will never look at Armored Vehicles the same way ever again. What I’ve seen cannot be unseen. You may think it is simple, with how the story starts with a farmer who brought his family to Manila in good hope of finding riches and elevating his family from poverty, wait ‘til you reach the plot twist.
The dialogue is, in a sense, poetic; fused into a realistic setting. Who knew it would go so well. An ideal succumbs to what is dismal, a story of a dream grounded in reality, this is what the motion picture ‘Metro Manila’ is all about.
One of the memorable ideas from the film:
"The reality is we never win, we’re only fed with the hopes of winning, and we cling to it. We’re okay if we never win, so long as there is hope. Even if it’s hope alone."