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Directed by Neill Dela Llana and Ian Gamazon • 2005 • Philippines
Starring Ian Gamazon, Edwin Lagda, Edgar Tancangco
Arriving in Manila for his father’s funeral, a Filipino American man (Ian Gamazon) learns that his mother and sister have been kidnapped—leading him on a harrowing odyssey through the city’s underworld that forces him to confront his complex relationship with his home country. Filmed guerrilla style with a jittery, live-wire energy, CAVITE is a gripping, no-holds-barred thriller that poses provocative questions about religion, terrorism, globalization, and cultural identity.