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Muro-ami (2000)

Cast: Cesar Montano, Cesar Montano, Pen Medina, more...
Director: Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Marilou Diaz-Abaya
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Studio: Viva
Genre: Foreign
Running Time: 106 min.

Synopsis
A fisherman's wounded spirit begins to give out as he loses his hold on his livelihood in this drama from the Philippines. Fredo (Cesar Montano) is a fisherman who has endured more than his share of hardship in life; his wife and child both perished in a boating accident, and today Fredo approaches each trip to the sea with the angry determination of a man out for revenge. Fredo commands a crew of young people from poor families as he takes his rattletrap ship into the ocean in search of fish that live along the reefs, snaring catch with an illegal netting system. Not all of Fredo's youthful sailors are willing to put up with his abusive arrogance, however, and even his father Dado (Pen Medina) and close friend Botong (Jhong Hilario) have grown weary of Fredo's tirades. Fredo's body is beginning to betray him as well, and as he and his crew damage the sea's reef beds in search of fish, no one is certain how much longer he will be able to continue. Muro-Ami was shot primarily at sea, and is distinguished by its fine photography and vivid portrayal of the fisherman's life. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Starring: Cesar Montano (Star of New Moon);Language: Filipino (Subtitles: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese);Director: Marilou Diaz Abaya (Director of New Moon)

Starring: Cesar Montano (Star of New Moon);Language: Filipino (Subtitles: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese);Director: Marilou Diaz Abaya (Director of New Moon)


GreenCine Member Reviews

you should definitely sea by ggsuperhero July 10, 2003 - 3:51 PM PDT
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Muro-Ami is a very beautifully shot film set almost entirely on a fishing boat. It does a good job of portraying the types of hardships that fishermen face on the sea and gives us a glimpse of the interesting fishing methods used when modern technology is not readily available.

I recommend it for non-Filipinos (and non-fishermen) viewers because fishing aside, it delves into the lives of young indigent Filipinos who are sent off to sea indefinitely in return for little money, who have the stereotypical aspiration of going abroad to work and who will do almost anything to get rich quickly.

Starring a bald Cesar Montano and well acted by the supporting cast of a whole lot of children, this is a must see film for its attempt at tackling social issues instead of showing the usual sex and violence themes that a lot of Filipino movies have these days.




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