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4 trigon movies
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The Woman in the Septic Tank (Flyer)

The Woman in the Septic Tank

Marlon N. Rivera – 2012

As far as their film school final project is concerned, these three studentshave only one goal in mind – international fame, includingOscars and festival prizes. They know what foreign audiences expectfrom Philippine cinema – prostitution, abuse, rubbish tips and slums –and apply this magic formula to develop the ultimate in misery porn.A mother, battered by life, sells her child to a sex tourist; a story asharsh and realistic as it is rousingly emotional. More

Captive (Flyer)

Captive

Brillante Mendoza – 2011

A group of armed and masked men belonging to the Muslim Abu Sayyaf group burst into a hotel on an island resort and kidnap twelve foreign guests. The attack was intended to target employees of the World Bank, but they have already left the resort. The abductees are tourists and Christian missionaries who are now forced on a gruelling foot march through the Philippine jungle. Together, the hostages and the kidnappers find themselves having to cope with the trials of nature; gradually, the climate of fear, prejudice and hatred evolves into a strange, symbiotic relationship. More

Lola (Flyer)

Lola

Brillante Mendoza – 2009

In Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, Lola means grandmother. We are shown two grandmothers, one whose grandson is lying in the morgue, and the other who is visiting hers in prison because he is accused of killing him. We see two grandmothers in pain, one preparing a funeral, the other trying to get an alleged offender out of prison. More

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trigon-film is a foundation with outstanding films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, pursuing the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since its foundation in 1988, trigon has distributed more than 500 titles to Swiss cinema houses, on DVD and in its online cinema. Most of these titles remain in the trigon collection so that the access to this visual legacy is maintained. Learn more