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Norte, the End of History

Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan

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Directed by Lav Diaz
Philippines, 2013
Drama
      Tagalog
      English

Synopsis

A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable when something mysterious starts happening to him.

Our take

Powerfully transplanting Dostoyevsky’s epic Crime and Punishment to his native Philippines, Norte offers a marked departure from Lav Diaz’ earlier (and longer!) B&W films. Shot in gorgeous color, the film is a solidly structured, tightly plotted masterpiece that weighs in on injustice and guilt.

Synopsis

A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable when something mysterious starts happening to him.

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Norte, the End of HistoryDirected byLav Diaz
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Cannes Film Festival
2013
Independent Spirit Awards
2015 | Nominee: Best International Film

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